University Library Buildings in Turkey: A Survey and a Case Study of Yildiz Technical University Main Library Building

BALANLI, AYŞE and ÖZTÜRK, AYŞE and VURAL, MÜJDEM and KÜÇÜKCAN, BERRİN University Library Buildings in Turkey: A Survey and a Case Study of Yildiz Technical University Main Library Building. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007, vol. 33, n. 6, pp. 714-718. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Higher education in Turkey has an ancient heritage, beginning in the ‘medrese’ or ‘madrasah’, schools for young men attached to a mosque, which date back to the tenth century and earlier throughout the Islamic world. The first university in Turkey, now known as Istanbul Universitesi, grew out of the Istanbul Medrese, founded as early as 1453, which gradually established itself as a pre-eminent science and technology school throughout the nineteenth century, taking the name Istanbul Darulfunun (House of Multiple Sciences) in 1912, and Istanbul Universitesi in 1933. Its former Schools, based on the schools of the former Medrese, have become Faculties in the modern university. There are now more than ninety-seven universities and academies in Turkey, of which approximately two thirds are state owned, the others are funded by foundations, or are military or police academies. Yildiz Technical University, founded in 1911, is one of the largest and most prominent state universities in Istanbul, and one of two technical universities, the other being Istanbul Technical University (founded 1773). YTU offers programs within eight faculties (covering literature, languages, fine arts and design, engineering and architecture) across three campuses, and advanced research degrees in dedicated research institutes. Although not the oldest university in Istanbul, many of its buildings, especially on the historic Davutpasa campus, date from the first half of the twentieth century and are ill-equipped to provide for the needs of a modern university, let alone a modern university library.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Library building, University libraries, University library buildings in Turkey, Yıldız Technical University Main Library
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
K. Housing technologies. > KB. Library, archive and museum buildings.
K. Housing technologies. > KC. Furniture.
K. Housing technologies. > KE. Architecture.
K. Housing technologies. > KF. Planning, Design, Removal.
Depositing user: Dr. Berrin Küçükcan
Date deposited: 09 Oct 2020 02:00
Last modified: 09 Oct 2020 02:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/40523

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