ANKOS and Its Dealings with Vendors

Karasözen, Bülent and Erdoğan, Phyllis ANKOS and Its Dealings with Vendors., 2005 [Preprint]

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The Turkish academic library community entered a new era with the creation in May 2001 of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium. Known by its Turkish acronym ANKOS, the consortium’s development has been documented by two members of its steering committee.1 In that article is to be found a complete list of licensed databases since the first ANKOS contracts in 2002 including those signed for 2004. The present article will bring the reader up to date on ANKOS work for 2005 and onward.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Consortium, vendors, electronic journals, lisencesing, coost division models, ANKOS
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Bulent Karasozen
Date deposited: 07 Jun 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


Bulent Karasozen and Jane Ann Lindley, "The Impact of ANKOS: Consortium Development in Turkey", Journal of Academic Librarianship 30(5): 402-409, 2004.

Official Gazette 28 December 2003 (supplement, no. 25330) and personal communications of the directors of the private universities.

Council of Higher Education webpage ( (latest figures are for 2002 - 2003) and personal communications of library directors.

2004 ÖSYM Yükseköğretim Programları ve Kontenjanları Kılavuzu (Student Selection and Placement Center Guide to Higher Education Programs and Quotas). The ANKOS website lists licensing firms and participant institutions with information such as the time periods of the licenses and the ANKOS member libraries in each contract., a description of the ANKOS structure, and a list of member libraries, their directors, contact details, IP ranges and ANKOS liaison librarians.

Kari Stange, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Karin Bergstrom Gronvall, Eeva Laurila, "Cost division models in BIBSAM and FinELib consortia," Serials 16(3):285-292, 2003.

Lluis Anglada, Nuria Comellas, "What's fair? Pricing models in the electronic era," Library Management 23(4):227-233, 2002.


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