Patterns of E-Journal Use within the Anatolian University Library Consortium

Karasözen, Bülent and Kaygusuz, Ayhan and Batı Özen, Hacer Patterns of E-Journal Use within the Anatolian University Library Consortium., 2007 [Preprint]

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With the establishment of Anatolian University Library Consortium (ANKOS), the number of accessible databases and usage of electronic journals has increased rapidly. Due to the diversity of the universities, differences in usage for various subject collections are observed. In this study, a comparison between the research activity in Turkey and electronic journal usage through the Anatolian University Library Consortium has been carried out. The data of the total and subject- based full-text article usage indicate a strong correlation between the number of published articles and their usage. Additionally, a rank analysis was conducted to establish similarities and differences between each institution’s usage with the aggregated consortium usage.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Consortium, rusage statistics, esearch activity
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BA. Use and impact of information.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Bulent Karasozen
Date deposited: 03 Jan 2007
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 19:37
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8739

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