Today’s postcard comes from Selçuk Aydin, Specialist Librarian and Project Coordinator at the Atatürk Library in Instanbul. Selçuk wanted to tell us about a current project to digitise historic material held in the Library.
The Foundation of Ataturk Library the first local government library of Turkey, dates back to the early days of the Republic Of Turkey (1924). The Library began at the operations in 1931 offically with the name “City and Reform Document Library” changed its location and name as it kept developing. The increasing size and variety of collections led to search for new location and the library moved to building on March 3, 1981where it operates today and it was named Atatürk Library.
Inheriting a rich history, our library hosts about 350,000 written and typed publications. The oldest of the manuscripst are 700 years old and oldest of published works are 400 years old.
- Mekece Endowment first written source in Ottoman…
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