Bekir Kemal Ataman is a scholar in archives and records management, the first of its kind in Türkiye.
He is the de facto founder of the Department of Archives and Records Management at Marmara University, since he is the first staff employed there. He has also run several projects in this field as a consultant for both the private and public sectors, as well as NGOs.
He has published the bimonthly Archimedia, the first archives and records management journal in this country for about five years almost without interruption.
He is also the founder of ArchiTurk, the only mailing list on archives and records management in Türkiye/Turkish.
He is known to be an Apple Macintosh enthusiast and active member of the Apple User Groups in Türkiye. He has founded ArchiMac BBS, the first Mac BBS in this country with a network connection and the first on earth to serve the archives and records management profession. It is still unique in these aspects. It happens to be the server for these pages, too.
In his spare time he works as a search and rescue volunteer specializing in disaster communications (he is a CEPT Class I licensed Radio Amateur).
If you would like to read more about what he has achieved, you can find the details in his Narratus Vitae.