Professor Yaşar Tonta
Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, Turkey
Professor Tonta is with the Department of Information Management of no University in Ankara, Turkey. He teaches courses and carries out research on information retrieval, information architecture, information systems design, networked information services, digital libraries, electronic publishing, open access and bibliometrics. In the past Professor Tonta served as the founding director of the National Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), the Chair of the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Chair-elect of the Information Management Committee (IMC) of NATO’s Research & Technology Organization (RTO) and Director of IMC’s Lecture Series on Electronic Information Management. He has been involved in the projects supported by the European Commission (most recently, MedOANet and PASTEUR4OA) and TUBITAK. His works appeared in a number of professional journals. He was the editor of Türk Kütüphaneciliği, the quarterly journal of the Turkish Librarians’ Association (TKD) and Bilgi Dünyası, the bi-annual publication of the Turkish University and Research Libraries Association (ÜNAK) and currently serves as the editorial (advisory) board member of several journals including Information Development and LIBER Quarterly. Professor Tonta is the recipient of Hacettepe University’s Science Award (2010). He is currently the Deputy Chair of UNESCO Turkey’s Memory of the World Committee. Professor Tonta is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and served in the Organizing and Programme Committees of several international conferences including IMCW, ICKM, ISSI, and ELPUB. Professor Tonta received his graduate degrees in library and information studies from the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), the University of Wales (M.Lib.), and Hacettepe University (M.A.). More information about Professor Tonta and his contributions is available through his web site (http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~tonta/tonta.html)
The Future of Cultural Heritage
Everything we do, create and produce such as intellectual and artistic works, performances, etc. can be defined as culture. We own a very rich cultural heritage of the past. Yet, the common cultural heritage that belongs to the humanity continues to be looted and destroyed due to negligence, armed conflicts and wars. Common cultural heritage has been harmed to a great extent during the 20th century even though destroying cultural heritage is a crime according to international law. The main reason for this has been the ongoing process of building “nation-states” taking place since the beginning of the last century. The cultural heritage of the “other” gets neglected, to say the least, during the building stage of nation-states. But the destruction of cultural heritage that belongs to the “other” is not, if we are to use the concepts of the game theory, a “zero-sum game” in which one party gains while the other loses. In fact, it is not even a lose-lose game in which both parties lose. In such conflicts the humanity loses part of its very precious and irreplaceable common cultural heritage forever. In this talk, I will discuss the causes of the destruction of cultural heritage and the question of to whom the neglected cultural heritage belongs, and examine the economic and social values of cultural heritage using the concepts of the game theory. I will stress that the future of cultural heritage along with its preservation, sharing and transmission to next generations is the common concern and responsibility of all countries and the humanity.
Prof. Dr. Pietro Livi
Bologna University, Italy
Born in Bologna on the 27th of March 1963. President of Frati e Livi srl di Castel Maggiore (Bologna-Italy) in the role of Technical Director.
The Scientific Restoration: The Principles of Conservation of Archival and Library Documents
The preservation of archival and library material consists of different activities. Keep well means knowing the causes of the deterioration of the documents and how remedied in a scientific way.
High school graduation in 1982 at Scientific High School
1982 / 1984 – two years apprenticeship in Benedictine’s Monk Laboratory at Abbazia del Monte in Cesena-Italy
1992 – attended and passed the classes at the Centre of Photographic Reproduction, Bookbindery and Restoration for Nationals Archives in Rome getting the enabling for restoring of archival documentation preserved in National Archives protected by Archive Superintendence
1994 – attended and passed the classes at ICRCPAL (National Institution for Book Preservation) in Rome getting the enabling for restoring of Library Heritage preserved in Nationals and Local Libraries or protected by Regional Library Superintendence
1996 – attended stage on wax marks restoration at the Munich’s National Archive.
1997 – attended stage on XVII century French’s bookbinding at Restoration Laboratories of the National Library in Paris.
1999 – attended stage on Mechanical Restoration techniques using the Machinery for Paper Restoration at National Bavarian Library in Munich
April 2013, a board member of the non-profit AICRAB (Italian Association of Conservators and Restorers Archives and Libraries)
2013 – He was elected three-year term President of SOS Archives and Libraries Association of which he was a founding member already.
2012 – November organized in Bologna on behalf of the Association SOS Archives and Libraries in a conference entitled “The Archives and Library ideal” with a focus on the earthquake.
2012 – Was the speaker at the conference “Sos molds and insects” in Roma, where on behalf of the Association makes a methodological proposal for the management of biological emergencies.
2011 – Is technical supervisor at the World Conference of IFLA PAC in Puertorico and in october the same at the international conference of the new Matenadaran library in Yerevan Armenia
2011 – Enter the National Consortium “HUMANA RES” that provides materials and services to Filing and library Cultural heritage
2010 – In rispect Frati e Livi style designs and manufactures the new restoration and microbiological analysis laboratory in to Panama National Archive. This project has a duration of 5 years provides, in addition to the workshop also training and permanent assistance of the staff of the archive.
2009 – Establishment member of “SOS ARCHIVE AND LIBRARIES” no profit Association
2009 – Personally studies and projects BOOK’S WIND 2
2008 – Patents ARCHIVHUG space saver folder
2006 – Teacher of Paper, Filing and Library heritage Restoration in Fine Arts’ Academy Restoration Classes in Bologna
2004 – Other enlargement of the activities towards Mass Preservation and Pest control with the biggest Lyophilizer in Europe BOOK’S WIND 1, personally studied and projected and certificated by ICPAL and Cattolica University in Milan entomologic department detachment of Piacenza
2003 – Teacher of the Master for Paper Goods Preservation at the Cultural Heritage Section of Bologna’s University in Ravenna’s Detachment
2000 – Member of Direction Comitee of ARAB (Archive and Library Restorer Association) and Establishment Partner.
2000 – First Paper Restoration Laboratory in Italy getting quality certification ISO 9002 by TUV
1999 – Other enlargement of the activities towards the production and sale of products and materials certificated for long time preservation of filing and library documents beginning of 90’s – beginning of Restoration after public procurement decided by National Archives and Libraries
1985 – Activity enlargement of the company towards Restoration area
1984 – Entered as a partner in Frati family’s Artistic Bookbindery Laboratory
Senior Projects Coordinator UGC at Europeana Foundation, Netherland
Ad Pollé has dedicated his professional as well as his personal life to cultural heritage. He has a background in book publishing, audio-visual archiving and restoration. In 2012 he joined Europeana to help provide access to Europe’s digital heritage as a member of the Distribution and Engagement team, focusing on user generated content. He currently manages the Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana 1989 projects. Being Dutch he likes to make long bike trips all over Europe, trying to combine this with his controlled melomania and culinary curiosity.
Europeana 1914-1918 – Digitising Europe’s National, Local and Personal Heritage & Memories
History isn’t just about what museums and institutions think is important, it’s also about what real people lived through and experienced. People of all ages from across Europe have contributed over 100,000 photos of objects, scanned letters and diaries via www.europeana1914-1918.eu. By collecting personal memorabilia and stories from WW1, and combining it with institutional collections, the digital innovation service Europeana has created an engaging user experience.
Dr. Claudia Fabian
Bavarian State Library, Germany
Dr. Claudia Fabian has worked in the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany, since 1986. She studied Classical and French Philology in the University of Munich and at the Sorbonne in Paris, completing her doctoral degree in Latin. She qualified as a teacher of French and Latin before training for academic librarianship. She was head of alphabetical cataloguing in the Bavarian State Library until 1999 at the time of retroconversion of catalogues and the establishment of authority files. She is the author of the two published authority files for names of persons of antiquity and the Medieval period, and a book on place names and has been responsible for the retrospective national bibliography of the 16th century. She then became head of the Department of Users Services during the period of the development of integrated library systems, webpages and electronic interlibrary loan. In 2004, she was appointed head of the Department of Manuscripts and Early and Rare Printed Books, becoming responsible for an internationally famous heritage collection during the introduction of digitization, online publishing of research information and important heritage exhibitions. She has been/ is a member of all the relevant national groups within her area of responsibility, has served on the Committee of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) since its foundation. She is a member of the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and a member of the LIBER Executive Board, chairing the LIBER Forum on Digital Cultural Heritage.
Cultural Heritage in the Digital World – From the Treasure House to Global Traveller
Cultural heritage has long been perceived as an asset, constituting a library’s identity. In today’s digital world, sharing these assets without losing curatorial control and ownership is now a reality. Yet posting digital images on the internet is neither the beginning nor the end of this story.
The talk addresses issues of identifying cultural heritage in collections, and reflects on different ways of describing and presenting cultural heritage to different audiences, and sharing at an international level. Without going into technical detail, the talk will deal with issues relating to description and data models; and will present some co-operative efforts within international – particularly European – librarianship (notably, the activities of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL), LIBER’s Forum on Digital Cultural Heritage and IFLA’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section).
Last but not least, this talk will reflect on the reasons for and benefits of ongoing care for cultural heritage, and will outline some future developments and horizons.
Journalist and Author, Turkey
Hıfzı Topuz was born 1923 in Istanbul. After finishing his secondary education at the Galatasaray High School in 1942, he studied Law at Istanbul University graduating in 1948. Later, he went to France, where he attended University of Strasbourg to conduct further studies in international law and journalism between 1957 and 1959. In 1960, he earned a doctoral degree in journalism from the same university. After graduating from Istanbul University, Hıfzı Topuz entered journalism, and was employed between 1948 and 1957 at the daily newspaper Akşam, where he worked as a reporter and later as an editor. He co-founded Istanbul Journalists’ Union, and served as its leader. During his time in France, he applied for a vacant post at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris. He worked as a travelling reporter for the organization between 1959 and 1983. He was responsible for projects like professional coordination between international organizations of journalism, journalism ethics and standards, journalism education and security of journalists. Topuz conducted seminars on journalism education in African countries, India and the Philippines. Topuz planned in 1962 at the headquarters of UNESCO a project to establish the “Faculty of Communications” (as its title then Turkish: Basın-Yayın Yüksek Okulu) at the University of Ankara. Invited by İsmail Cem İpekçi, the newly appointed head of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), he returned in 1974 to Turkey to lead the radio channels of TRT until 1975. He founded in 1986 the “İletişim Araştırmaları Derneği” (İLAD) (literally: Communications Research Association), whose honorary president he still is. Topuz wrote for the daily newspapers Vatan, Milliyet and Cumhuriyet and some magazines. He taught lectures on press, history of radio-television, international communication and political communication at the communications faculties of Anadolu University, Galatasaray University and Istanbul University.