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ERIC Number: EJ850110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Portrait of a Consortium: ANKOS (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium)
Erdogan, Phyllis; Karasozen, Bulent
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v35 n4 p377-385 Jul 2009
The Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) was created in 2001 with only a few members subscribed to nine e-journal collections and bibliographic databases. This Turkish library consortium had developed from one state and three private universities joining together for the purchase of two databases in 1999. Over time, the numbers of licensed databases and participating members of the consortium increased rapidly (Figure 1). In 2008, through ANKOS, 90 member institutions were accessing 47 electronic journal packages, e-references (e.g. online reference books, encyclopedias, dictionaries), bibliographic databases, and e-book collections of commercial and learned society publishers. ANKOS also promotes Turkish librarianship through staff development programs, Turkish language instructional materials, and international cooperation. The birth of ANKOS has previously been described by Karasozen and Lindley. This column gives an overview of current ANKOS activities and its impact on electronic collection development in Turkey. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A