MIAM Dr. Erol Üçer Music Library
One of the largest music libraries in Turkey, the Dr. Erol Üçer Music Library was opened in May 2000. It offers its users a collection of 5000 books, 3800 CDs and DVDs, 3000 musical scores, subscriptions to more than 70 periodicals, and on-line databases (including Grove Music Online, the International Index to Music Periodicals, and JSTOR). High-quality music listening stations and computers are available for catalogue searches, internet research, and multimedia use.
The library holdings represent all subject areas taught at MİAM. The book collection (predominantly in English) emphasizes scholarly monographs and important reference works, while the scores archive, in addition to standard repertoire items, has strengths in early music and the twentieth-century avant-garde.
The CD collection complements the scores of western music and also includes a substantial collection of Turkish, world, and popular musics. The main focus of the DVD collection is operas and videos of classical concerts, although video releases of pop-rock artists and films are also featured.
The library is regularly used as a reference source by students from other universities in İstanbul, especially the conservatories, and is also open to outsiders for research purposes.
All ITU library collections are browsable at the ITU Library Web Site: www.library.itu.edu.tr
Alexandros Charkiolakis : Head Librarian
Fatma Yavuz: Librarian