Yaşar Tonta

Professor

Department of Information Management

Hacettepe University

06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

 

Email: yasartonta [at] gmail.com

Tel.: 90 312 297 82 00

Tel.: 90 312 297 82 04

Fax.: 90 312 299 20 14

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EDUCATION

·         Ph.D.: School of Library & Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, December 1992 (Areas of specialization: Information systems design and implementation, information retrieval theory, library automation)

·         M.Lib.: College of Librarianship Wales, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Sep. 1986 (Area of specialization: Use of computers in library and information units)

·         M.A.: Department of Library Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, February 1985

·         B.A.: Department of Library Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, June 1981

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

10/16-09/17: Visiting Professor; School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

04/03--: Professor; Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Associate Professor: 1994-2003)

Tasks: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on research methods, database management systems, networked information sources and services, digital libraries, cultural heritage, bibliometrics, etc.; carrying out sponsored research projects; advising both master’s and doctoral students; served as the Chair (2009-2012) and Deputy Chair (1995-1996) of the Department.

06/96--05/98: Founding Director: National Academic Network and Information Center, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Ankara

Tasks: Helped set up a nation-wide academic network and provide electronic information services.

08/82-10/94: Research Assistant: Dept. of Library Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara

Tasks: Taught courses on library automation and audiovisual materials; worked, as co-director, in the preparation of the computer-based catalog of periodicals in Ankara libraries (1983-1985).

08/89-08/93: Instructor: School of Library & Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Tasks: Taught a graduate course on management of information technology and undergraduate courses on computers and information, research methods, use of information resources; coordinated an undergraduate course on "Methods of Library Use" and prepared its textbook.

10/86-11/86: Practical Training: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK.

Tasks: Worked with various modules (acquisition, cataloging, online catalog, etc.) of the integrated library automation system (URICA) of the National Library of Wales.

09/80-08/82: Librarian: Turkish and International Children's Center Library, Ankara

Tasks: Responsible for the collection and organization of publications related with child health and education, and the periodicals collection of the library.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

·         Hacettepe University Science Award, 2010.

·         Edwin and Rachel Castagna Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Library & Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1991-1992

·         Librarianship Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Library & Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1990-1991, 1989-1990, 1988-1989

·         Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Library & Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1988-1989

·         The British Council Grant, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 1985-1986

·         Turkish Librarians' Association Award, 1982

·         Ihsan Dogramaci Award, 1981

·         Hacettepe Foundations Grant, 1981

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

·         Member of the Science Council of Hacettepe University, 2016 --

·         Country Representative and Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action TD1210 (http://knowescape.org/): KNOWeSCAPE: Analyzing the Dynamics of Information and Knowledge Landscapes, 2015 --

·         Deputy Chair and Member, Experts Committee of Memory of the World, UNESCO Turkish National Commission, 2013 --

·         Member of the Executive Board, Hacettepe University Institute of Informatics, 2010-2016.

·         Member of the Executive Board, Hacettepe University Faculty of Letters, 2008-2011.

·         General Chair/Co-chair of the International Symposium on Information Management in the Changing World (2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

·         General Co-chair of the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 June to 4 July, 2015.

·         General Co-chair of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management (2014)

·         General Chair of the ELPUB 2011: 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 15-17 June, 2011, Istanbul.

·         Programme Committee Chair of the ELPUB 2010: 14th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 16-18 June, 2010, Helsinki, Finland.

·         Member of the Program Committee, ICCC International Conference on Electronic Publishing (2004- )

·         Chair-elect, Information Management Committee, NATO Research & Technology Organization (1999-2001), Panel Coordinator/Representative of Turkey, (1996-2008)

·         Director of NATO Lecture Series on Electronic Information Management (Lithuania, 2002; Slovakia, 2003; Bulgaria, 2004).

·         Representative of Turkey, Information Systems Committee, NATO Research & Technology Organization (1997-1998)

·         Vice-President, Turkish Librarians' Association (1995-1996), Member (1980- )

·         Secretary General, Turkish Librarians' Association Ankara Branch (1987-1988)

·         Member, Standing Committee on Education and Training, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (1995-1999)

·         Member of the Program Committee of the International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (2007- )

·         Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (2006-2008)

·         Member of the Program Committee, South East European Digitization Initiative International Conference on Digital re-Discovery of Culture (2005- )

·         Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Turkish Library Week (1996)

·         Member, American Society for Information Science & Technology (1991- )

·         Member, Association of University and Research Librarians (1994- )

·         Member, Turkish Informatics Society (1995- )

·         Member, Middle East Librarians Association (1995- )

·         Member, Turkish Studies Association (1990- )

·         Co-editor (with Gail Hodges), Information Services & Use (vol. 26, no. 1, 2005)

·         Editor, Türk Kütüphaneciliği, (1995-1996)

·         Editor, Bilgi Dünyası, (2000)

·         Member of the Editorial Board, Information Development (2012- )

·         Member of the Editorial Board, LIBER Quarterly (2011- )

·         Member of the Editorial Board, Türk Kütüphaneciliği, (1994, 1997- )

·         Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, (2006- )

·         Referee, Bilgi Dünyası, (1999--)

·         Referee, TÜBİTAK TEYDEB research projects (2005- )

·         Referee, EU 7th Framework Programme project proposals on digital libraries (2010- )

·         Selection Committee Member, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) Best Paper Award (2010).

·         Served as a referee for several journals and conferences including Journal of Information Science, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), International Information and Library Review and Interacting with Computers.

 

DISSERTATIONS COMPLETED UNDER MY GUIDANCE

         Ph.D.

·         Haydar Yalçın. (2014). Social Networks and Information Services: Expectations of Net Generation from Libraries. (In Turkish) Hacettepe University (PhD)

·         Güven Köse. (2014). A Proposal of an Extended Architecture for Topic Detection and Tracking in Specific Domains. (In Turkish) Hacettepe University (PhD)

·         Hamid Derviş. (2014). Assessing the Diffusion of Nanotechnology in Turkey: A Social Network Analysis Approach. Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

·         Mehdi Afzali. (2009). Open Access, Institutional Repositories and Academic Libraries in Turkey. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

·         İrem Soydal. (2008). Service Quality in Web Information Systems. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

·         Yurdagül Ünal. (2008). Bibliometric Analysis of Journal Usage Data and Its Use in Collection Management. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

·         Elif Aytek (Kaynak) Gürses. (2006). Usability in Library Web Sites and Design Based on Usability Guidelines. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

·         Necip Erol Olcay. (2003). Analysis of Search Strategies of Turkish Search Engine Users. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Ph.D.)

Master’s

·         M­üge Akbulut. (2016).  The Analysis of the Impact of Citation Classics and Relevance Rankings Using Pennant Diagrams (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s).

·         Güleda Düzyol (2011). Mapping Intellectual Structure of Turkish Library and Information Science Literature: An Author Co-Citation Analysis Study. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Doğan Karabulut. (2010). Computer-based Communication: Bibliometric Analysis of KUTUP-L Discussion List. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Diğdem Özbağ. (2010). A Conceptual Model on the Preservation and Archiving of National Digital Cultural Heritage. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Hacer Batı. (2006). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Electronic Information Resources: An Evaluation on the Middle East Technical University Library. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Mehdi Afzali. (2003). Economic Impact of Electronic Information Sources on University Libraries: The Case of Iranian Institute of Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Yurdagül Ünal. (2002). Cost Analysis of Document Delivery: The Case of ULAKBIM. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Mehmet Boz. (2001). Full-text Access to Theses via the Internet: A Conceptual Model for Turkish Universities. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         İrem Soydal. (2000). Performance Evaluation of Search Engines. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Salahaddin Abuisneineh. (1997). A Comparative Study of Journals of Librarianship Published in Turkey and Jordan. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)

·         Necip Erol Olcay. (1996). The Use of the Internet in University Libraries in Ankara. (in Turkish) Hacettepe University (Master’s)


Yaşar Tonta

yasartonta[at]gmail.com

Last Updated: December 2016