IFLA President’s Meeting 2015

Dear colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to my second IFLA President’s Meeting which is being held in Istanbul, Turkey on 3-5 June 2015. While the topic of my first President’s Meeting arranged in May 2014 in Helsinki, Finland focused on the impact of libraries on society, the theme of my second Meeting will be to look at how libraries are being transformed.

Under the title of “The Art of Transforming Libraries”, this President’s Meeting will explore issues related to the changes faced by libraries all around the world today. The IFLA Trend Report as well as the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development will set the scene for the other topics; these will include transforming technologies, legal regulations and their impact on information technologies, transformation of public libraries and knowledge economy.

The program includes distinguished speakers representing many viewpoints and interests. The aim is to advance our understanding of the needs and modes for transforming libraries. The results of the meeting will help libraries to adapt to the new technological, legal and other requirements with which they have to live on a daily basis. This meeting will be an exciting and rewarding experience for all participants. As IFLA President I look forward to welcoming you. Join us for three days of stimulating discussion and reflection, led by several renowned speakers from many countries. On Friday 5 June there will also be an opportunity to participate in study tours designed for different interests, for example you will be able to see some examples of Turkish libraries at first hand.

I look forward to meeting you in Istanbul in June!

Sinikka Sipilä
IFLA President

Dear Distinguished Colleagues,
On behalf of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS), Turkish Librarians Association (TLA), Turkish library community, and the local Organizing Committee, I am delighted to invite you to Istanbul for the IFLA President’s Meeting on “The Art of Transforming Libraries” on 3-5 June 2015. The Meeting will be held at Istanbul Bilgi University which is in a very historic part of Istanbul.

This Meeting will bring together librarians, researchers and educators from many countries who are engaged in library, education and information technology world. The Meeting will focused on the IFLA Trend Report, first set in Singapore in 2013 and then continue to develop by efforts made in different countries. Together with the TLA and the local Organizing Committee, we are organizing an inspirational program in true Turkish tradition that some of you already experienced during the IFLA Annual Conference in 1995, and some other international conferences we hosted in İstanbul.

Istanbul is one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities. It is a multicultural metropolis for blending old tradition with a modern life. We hope you will also take opportunities for enjoying the city and its surrounds as well as the Meeting.

We look forward to greeting you at the IFLA President’s Meeting in June 2015.

With my warm regards,

Sami Çukadar
President of ANKOS
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

# Name Surname Insitution
1 Emre Akbayrak ANKOS
2 Ari Alkio FinELib
3 Elenara Almeida CAPES – PORTAL PERIODICOS
4 Lluís Anglada Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC)
5 Selma Aslan ANKOS
6 Emilija Banionyte Lithuanian Research Library Consortium
7 Kosanovic Biljana KoBSON – Serbian Consortium of Coordinated Acquisition
8 Lars Bjørnshauge SPARC Europe
9 Srečko Bončina COSEC, Slovenia
10 Etienne Catherine COUPERIN
11 Mustafa CELEBI ANKOS
12 Susanne Christoffersen DEFF
13 Grégory Colcanap COUPERIN
14 Mary Crowley Caspur-Ciber
15 Sami CUKADAR ANKOS
16 Andre DAZY couperin
17 Kirsten Due DEFF
18 Lorraine Estelle JISC Collections
19 Maurizio Florio Cilea
20 Heidi Fossum Cristin
21 Maria Franzin CAPES – PORTAL PERIODICOS
22 Paola gargiulo CASPUR
23 Sharon Gasser VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia)
24 Tommaso GIORDANO Italian National Forum on Electronic Resources (INFER)
25 Eva Margareta Grahn CRISTIN
26 Gultekin GURDAL ANKOS
27 Elif GURSES TUBITAK EKUAL
28 Anita Hagen Cristin
29 Yvonne Halland SANLiC (South African National Library and Information Consortium)
30 Helmut Hartmann Austrian Academic Consortium
31 Kristine Hillenkötter Lower Saxony Library Consortium
32 Warren Holder OCUL ( Ontario Council of University Libraries )
33 İlkay Holt ANKOS
34 Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen FinELib
35 Akikazu Imamura JUSTICE
36 Ilona Johansson BIBSAM
37 Youngim Jung KESLI
38 Kerem Kahvecioğlu ANKOS
39 Kenji Kato JUSTICE
40 Barbora Katolická University of West Bohemia
41 Heli Kautone National Library of Finland
42 Burcu Keten ANKOS
43 Tony Kidd SCURL/SHEDL
44 David Kohl HEAL-Link
45 Eda Köse ANKOS
46 Lilian Larsson BIBSAM
47 Linda Lindstrom BIBSAM/KIB
48 Norbert Lossau Lower Saxony Library Consortia
49 Lisa Loven BIBSAM
50 Ross MacIntyre JISC
51 Mona Magnussen CRISTIN
52 Marika Meltsas ELNET
53 Carole Melzac ABES
54 Paula Mikkonen FinELib
55 Wilma Mossink SURFdiensten
56 Michele Newberry Florida Center for Library Automation
57 Jan Nikisch PFBN
58 Hana Nová National Library
59 Bo Oehrstroem DEFF
60 EMIDIO OLIVEIRA FILHO CAPES
61 Vildan ORANCI ANKOS
62 Iina Peltonen FinELib
63 Kathy Perry VIVA (The Virtual Library of Virginia)
64 Tina Planck Max Planck Society
65 Susan Powelson HKN, Health Knowledge Network
66 Irina Razumova NEICON
67 Jeanne Richardson Arizona Universities Library Consortium (AULC)
68 Leena Salminen FinELib
69 Tom Sanville LYRASIS
70 Kathy Scardellato OCUL – Ontario Council of University Libraries
71 Hildegard Schaeffler Bavarian Consortium
72 Els Schaerlaekens Elektron
73 Sigal Scher MALMAD
74 Ralf Schimmer Max Planck Society
75 Birgit Schmidt Lower Saxony Library Consortium
76 Antonio Scolari CIPE
77 Jevgenija Sevcova Lithuanian Research Library Consortium
78 Kathleen Shearer Confederation of Open Access Repositories
79 Yasuko Shibata JUSTICE
80 Pim Slot UKB – Netherlands
81 Dana Smetanova IAEI
82 Marie- Joëlle TARIN COUPERIN
83 John Teskey CAUL
84 Dorte Thuesen DEFF
85 Kjell Tjensvoll Norwegian Health Library
86 Yaşar Tonta ANKOS
87 Abdullah Turan ANKOS
88 Ata TURKFIDANI ANKOS
89 Syun Tutiya JUSTICE
90 Handan Uğur ANKOS
91 KAAT VAN WONTERGHEM SURFservices Netherlands
92 Ausra Vaskeviciene Lithuanian Research Library Consortium
93 Nol Verhagen UKB/Surfdiensten
94 Inger Wiborg Cristin
95 Hazel Woodward JISC Collections

Registrants are required to book their own accommodations directly with the hotel before August 15, 2011, except the Peak Hotel (August 31, 2011), which is indicated in the hotel information below. Please use e-mail or fax for the reservation and indicate that you are attending the ICOLC 2011 Conference at İstanbul Bilgi University when making reservations.


THE MARMARA PERA (ICOLC 2011 Price) 15 Rooms Available
Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi Tepebasi-Beyoglu İstanbul / Turkey
Tel: +90 212 251 46 46 Fax : +90 212 249 80 33
E-mail: Pera-info@themarmarahotels.com
Web: www.themarmarahotels.com/index.asp
Contact: Gamze Yilmaz / Pera-info@themarmarahotels.com

The Hotel is located about 9 km from the conference venue.
Single rooms are available at €160 per night and double rooms at €170 per night.
See view room supplement: €30 per night.
The price doesn’t include VAT (%8).
The price includes breakfast, wireless.


THE PEAK HOTEL (ICOLC 2011 Price) 20 Rooms Available
Address: Mesrutiyet Cad. Oteller Sok. No:1/3 Tepebasi-Beyoglu İstanbul / Turkey
Tel: +90 212 252 71 60 ext. 167 Fax : +90 212 249 75 07
E-mail: sales@thepeakhotel.com.tr
Web: www.thepeakhotel.com.tr/en/
Contact: sales@thepeakhotel.com.tr

The Hotel is located about 9 km from the conference venue.
Single rooms are available at €90 per night and double rooms at €90 per night.
Deluxe double rooms available at €115 per night.
Deluxe triple rooms at €155 per night.
The price includes breakfast, wireless.


HOTEL TROYA 
(ICOLC 2011 Price) 25 Rooms Available
Address : Tepebasi, Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:45 34430 Beyoglu İstanbul / Turkey
Tel: +90 212 251 82 06 Fax : +90 212 249 04 38
E-mail: troya@hoteltroya.com
Web: www.hoteltroya.com/index.htm
Contact: Ozgur Cicek / troya@hoteltroya.com

The Hotel is located about 9 km from the conference venue.
Single rooms are available at €60 per night and double rooms at €70 per night.
The price includes breakfast, wireless.


OTEL BRISTOL
 (ICOLC 2011 Price) 15 Rooms Available
Address : Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:101 34430 Beyoglu İstanbul / Turkey
Tel : +90 212 251 38 55 Fax : +90 212 252 59 29
E-mail: bristol@otelbristol.net
Web: www.otelbristol.net
Contact: bristol@otelbristol.net

The Hotel is located about 9 km from the conference venue.
Single rooms are available at €60 per night and double rooms at €70 per night.
triple rooms €100 per night.
The price includes breakfast, wireless.


HOTEL MONOPOL 
(ICOLC 2011 Price) 20 Rooms Available
Address : Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:93 34430 Beyoglu İstanbul / Turkey
Tel: +90 212 251 73 26 Fax : +90 212 251 73 33
E-mail: info@hotelmonopol.net
Web: www.hotelmonopol.net
Contact: info@hotelmonopol.net

The Hotel is located about 9 km from the conference venue.
Single rooms are available at €60 per night and double rooms at €70 per night.
Triple rooms €100 per night.
The price includes breakfast, wireless.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

13:20 Departure from Santral Campus to Sultanahmet Square
(During the journey, guided sightseeing tour will be held and you will see Golden Horn, Tersane-i Amire [Imperial Shipyard], Mosques and churches and other historical places)

Visits:
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Hippodrome

19:00 Return to the hotels at Taksim by shuttles

Tour fee includes: Guide, Lunch (sandwich, soft drink and water), Museum Entrance Fees and transportation.
Tour Fee*: 40 EUR per person
Tour fee will be collected during the conference.

Istanbul City Tour Program

Topkapi Palace: This is an extraordinary complex of buildings that extends over one of Istanbul’s seven hills in a splendid position. The palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and is a major tourist attraction today, containing the most holy relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. Topkapı Palace is among those monuments belonging to the “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and is described in Criterion iv as “the best example of ensembles of palaces of the Ottoman period. For further information: http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/belge/2-19974/istanbul—topkapi-palace-museum.html

Hagia Sophia:  The former spiritual heart of the Byzantine Empire, considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World, Hagia Sophia is now a museum.

For further information:http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/belge/2-19960/istanbul—hagia-sophia-museum.html

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3Blue Mosque: Dating from the 17th century, an architectural masterpiece famed for its exquisite blue tiles and six elegant minarets. This mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet I during 1609-1616 in the square carrying his name in İstanbul. The architect is Sedefhar Mehmet Ağa. It is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets. The mosque is 64 x 72 m in dimensions. The central dome is 43 m in height and is 33.4 m in diameter. 260 windows surround the mosque. Due to its beautiful blue, green and white tilings it has been named the “Blue Mosque” by Europeans. The inscriptions were made by Seyyid Kasım Gubari. For further information: http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/belge/2-1904/sultanahmet-mosque.html

Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit, you will be able to see the obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine column from Delphi and Fountain of Willhem II. For further information: http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/belge/2-19987/monuments-and-squares.html

Arrival in Istanbul

Istanbul has two international airports; Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Mostly the Ataturk Airport is used by major airlines as it is in the European side of Istanbul.

From the Ataturk Airport to the City Centre –Taksim Square (~25 km)

Ataturk International Airport is located 25 km from Taksim Square (city centre)

By Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the Taksim Square costs between 17€ to 20€. The trip takes between 35 and 65 minutes depending on stream of traffic.
Note: The taxi rates are same all day long.

By Shuttles Buses: Shuttle Buses called “Havas” travel between Ataturk Airport and Taksim Square every 30 minutes. It takes approximately 45 and 75 minutes depending on stream of traffic. The ticket costs 5 €.

By Public Buses: The Bus 96T travel between Ataturk Airport and Taksim Square every 50 minutes. It takes approximately 60 and 90 minutes depending on stream of traffic. The ticket costs 1 €. Note: The Public Buses are available between 07:00 – 21:00 hours.

From the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to the City Centre–Taksim Square (~50 km)

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is located on the Anatolian shore of Istanbul and 50 km from Taksim Square (city centre).

By Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the Taksim Square costs between 35 € to 40 €. The trip takes between 50 and 90 minutes depending on stream of traffic.

By Shuttles Buses: Shuttle Buses called “Havas” travel between Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Taksim Square every 1 hour. It takes approximately 70 and 90 minutes depending on stream of traffic. The ticket costs 6 €.

By Public Buses: The Bus E-3 travel between Ataturk Airport and 4.Levent Subway Station. It takes approximately 100 and 120 minutes depending on stream of traffic. The ticket costs 2,5 € . Note: The Public Buses are available between 02:00 – 23:00 hours.

Transportation in Istanbul
Conference buses will operate between the Hotels and Santral Campus, the conference venue.

In addition, there are free Shuttles every 20 minutes from Taksim AKM (Ataturk Cultural Centre) to İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus.

İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus is located at Silahtar, at the upper end of the Golden Horn. Map of İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus

Address: İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali
Silahtaraga Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad., No: 2/13 34060 Eyup / ISTANBUL / TURKEY

Istanbul maintains a distinguished position among the metropolis of the world with its unique geographical location and a cultural heritage of thousands of years.  As one of the most energetic cities in the world Istanbul continually gets to be an attraction center.

The city offers a huge array of important historic buildings including the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It has a wealth of archaeological monuments as well as a vibrant and colourful local culture of tea gardens, taverns, and markets such as the spice bazaar and Grand Bazaar, ‘the world’s oldest shopping center’.

There is a sense of energy and innovation in the city which is again very fashionable as a world destination. There is a wealth of exciting new art galleries and museums as well as restaurants, bars and nightlife.

On this page, you can get more information about Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture. Most of popular links are below. Hope that all the participants will have a good time…

Istanbul Maps

Transportation in Istanbul

Weather

News and Magazines

Recommended books about Istanbul

Turkish Cuisine

General

 

 

Istanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus E1-301 (Google Map)
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santrali, Kazım Karabekir Cad. No:1 , İSTANBUL / TURKEY
Phone + 90 212 311 51 59  Fax: +90 212 361 50 25

“Support Two Librarians”
We would like to thank to the companies for their financial support to librarians for meeting registration.

SPEAKERS

Organizing Committee

Program Committee