ANKOS was established 2000, its primary purpose is to co-invest in scholarly electronic resources on behalf of the Consortium member libraries and the researchers they serve. Established by 12 libraries in the year 2000, ANKOS has rapidly grown in the past 11 years and became a consortium with a membership of 154 institutions. ANKOS has signed license agreements for 88 online databases in 2011.
Istanbul Bilgi University is a foundation type university located in the hearth of Istanbul Turkey and a member of Laureate International Universities Network. Istanbul Bilgi University was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit, and unique institution with a wide variety of cultural and social activities, dynamic environment, access to state of the art technology and exceptional academic staff who are the foundation of BILGI’s quality education. A considerable amount of teaching takes place in the English language and the Faculty of Laws has particular programmes in globalisation and European Integration.
The conference will be held in İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus, situated in the heart of the city at the upper end of the Golden Horn. It is 10 km from Taksim, the centre of modern Istanbul, and 20 km from Atatürk Airport. There are free shuttles every 20 minutes from Taksim AKM (Atatürk Cultural Centre) to the Campus. (Google Map)
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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.
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)
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
Blue 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 Map by Google Map
- A Map of Taksim, Beyoglu and Old Town
- Istanbul Map by turkishmedia.com
- Istanbul Map by istanbul.com.tr
Transportation in Istanbul
News and Magazines
Recommended books about Istanbul
- Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
- Istanbul: The Imperial City by John Freely
- Strolling Through Istanbul by Sumner-Boyd
- Istanbul Guide
- Online Dictionary
- Tourism in Turkey
- Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
- Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Istanbul Page