ANKOS

  

General Information


ANKOS was established in 2000 with 12 member libraries and three database subscriptions. Faculty members at universities all over Turkey as well as the staff of some research institutions now have access to bibliographic and full-text databases in science, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, medicine, agriculture, business, education, informatics and computing, and engineering. ANKOS holds an Annual Meeting which all members and firms attend.

ANKOS takes its place alongside the world's library consortia as a member of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Southern European Libraries Link (SELL), and the international initiative COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources). Vendors interested in offering products to ANKOS should read the "Introduction of ANKOS to Vendors/Publishers."

ANATOLIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES CONSORTIUM abbreviated as ANKOS is constituted from :

  • Academic Institutions (Universities and Technological Institutions)
  • Research Institutions
  • National Library of Turkey
  • National Bank
  • Turkey Atomic Energy Foundation
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey ( TÜBİTAK)
  • GATA

The aims of the Consortium are:

  • Providing of the  common policy agreement among the members about the issues of the subscription  or purchase  e-books’ databases  considering of  collections rational growth and the allowing to access of more sources for supplying the educational and inquiring needs of  participating  users’ to Consortium.
  • The interest with the staff continous education  and  the staff exchange between the member’s libraries.
  • The collaboration  with appropriate institutions and organizations both at domestic and foreign about many subjects such as the management of copyrights, license contracts and the other consortium services around the world is made to progress the participation of ANKOS to the international developments.
  • To make necessary attempts for the supply of improvements of Turkey Academic Libraries.

ANKOS is a member of ICOLC, SPARC, SELL, UKSG, DOAJ, COUNTER .

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