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KITS: a national system for document supply in Turkey

Ertugrul Cimen (Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Ayhan Tuglu (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Mehmet Manyas (Document Supply/ILL, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Sema Çelikbaş (Document Supply/ILL, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Zeki Çelikbaş (Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 23 February 2010




The paper aims to describe a new national system for resource sharing and document supply in Turkey.


The paper takes a historical and descriptive approach.


KITS has been very successful in linking academic and other institutions in Turkey to an effective and efficient system of document supply. This is illustrated by figures provided on its expansion in the last two years.

Practical implications

The paper is useful for all librarians concerned with national document supply systems, especially in the developing world.


This is the first published review of the national system that is transforming document supply in Turkey, and it deals frankly with the obstacles that KITS faces, at the same time indicating the ways in which success has been achieved.



Cimen, E., Tuglu, A., Manyas, M., Çelikbaş, S. and Çelikbaş, Z. (2010), "KITS: a national system for document supply in Turkey", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 58-66.



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