This seminar series which sets out with questions such as “How works about books and libraries conducted in Turkey? How to suggest solutions to professional problems? ” aims to create a panorama of today’s different librarianship perspectives. The series include information about the models and traditions of librarianship in Turkey and in the world, various views on “books” as well as personal narratives on research methods.
A total of 18 seminars 4 of which were online were held within the scope of Kebikeç Seminars that was launched in 2017. Over 30 speakers and nearly 4000 listeners attended the seminars.
What is Kebikeç?
The belief that enchanted objects brings specials powers to those people who carry them and help to protect them from trouble when necessary has also been reflected our books. One of these enchantments is “Yâ Hâfız Yâ Kebikeç”. The “Yâ Kebikeç” seal, which we come across on the cover or the first page of many manuscripts was used as a type of enchantment on the cover of the book to protect the books from insects and moths. According to that, it is believed that Kebikeç is a legendary angel or a jinn that protects books from all kinds of insects, and when the insects are threatened with Kebikeç as written on the seal with the sentences “O worm, this book does not belong to you, do not damage someone else’s property!”, the book worms who are scared of that angel or the jinn would not approach the book as soon as they see the name of their master on the book saying that “this book is protected by our master”.
|1.Seminar||Rare Works and Cataloging of Rare Works||Hüseyin Türkmen||28.09.2017|
|2.Seminar||Second Hand Book Trade and Second Hand Book Sellers||Emin Nedret İşli||25.10.2017|
|3.Seminar||Library Services in Local Governments: Examples from World Libraries||Berrin Balkaş Yılmaz-Selçuk Aydın||27.11.2017|
|4. Seminar||Memories of Books and Libraries||Turgut Kut||27.12.2017|
|5. Seminar||Paper Restoration and Application Examples||Nergis Ulu||28.02.2018|
|6. Seminar||Inscriptions and Tombstone Inscriptions||Süleyman Berk||23.03.2018|
|7. Seminar||University and Research Libraries in Turkey||Pervin Bezirci-İsmet Mazlumoğlu-Neslihan Sandal||25.10.2018|
|8. Seminar||Libraries of Municipalities in Turkey||Ramazan Minder-Arzu Kuzgun-Erkan Küp||22.11.2018|
|9. Seminar||Children’s Libraries in Turkey||Asiye Kakırman Yıldız, Asuman Nesibe Gök ve Ebru Bostancı||27.12.2018|
|10. Seminar||Libraries of Special Interest in Turkey||Özlem Gürkan ve Ertaç Nebioğlu||17.01.2019|
|11. Seminar||School Libraries in Turkey||Sevgi Arıoğlu, Şule Yılmaz ve Hanife Yükcü||21.02.2019|
|12. Seminar||Libraries of Manuscripts and Rare Books in Turkey||Menderes Velioğlu, Niyazi Ünver||14.03.2019|
|13. Seminar||“University Libraries in Turkey” and “Manuscript and Rare Books Libraries in Turkey”||Güssün Güneş-Ertuğrul Çimen – Sami Çukadar -Zeynep Atbaş-Muaz Ayhan Işık||8.01.2020|
|14. Seminar||“Special Interest and Research Libraries in Turkey” and “Libraries of Municipalities in Turkey”||Furkan Sevim-Mehdi Yenidoğan-Sanem Yardımcı-Nesrin Duran-Hêlin İlçek-Ayşe Sofioğlu||27.02.2020|
|15. Online Seminar||University Libraries in Turkey||Emine Gür, Tuna Can ve Dr. Ebru Kaya||22.04.2020|
|16. Online Seminar||Public Libraries in Turkey||Ahmet Aldemir||29.04.2020|
|17. Online Seminar||Special Interest and Research Libraries in Turkey||Lorans Tanatar Baruh|
|18. Online Seminar||Presidential National Library||Ayhan Tuğlu||14.05.2020|