ENGIN CIHAD TEKIN

Engin is working as academic advisor for a number of TUBİTAK’s (The Scientific and Technologcal Research Council of Turkey) digitization and Digital Humanitites projects. Previously, he has worked as an academic advisor to the Executive Board of Hacettepe University Technopolis for electronic documents and archival sources. He completed his PhD in Library and Information Science. His studies focus on European and Ottoman book history between 1450-1700. His dissertation discussed Ottoman Book Culture from the perspective of European Travellers between 1453-1699 with 122 European travellers. Engin has also built and managed Turkey’s first Digital Library Project ( pecya.com ) between 2006-2010. Pecya was funded by Turkey’s scientific state funds and it has a full text search cloud based library system with a digital copyright agreement of 220 foundations, archives and publishers in Turkey, as well as 3.5 million pages of copyrighted materials, manuscripts and rare books. Engin studies digital humanities, search engine technologies and digital technologies for text mining and new text technologies. He also focuses on rare books, Ottoman manuscripts, as well as book history and prohibited books of Europe. He is a member of the Islamic manuscript Association in Cambridge and he served as the Turkish representative for the Azerbaijani Institute of Manuscripts between 2010-2013. He is also working for his own Project- readment.com Structured Digital library Project.

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