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Publication date: 10 August 2012

Ertugrul Cimen

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current status of open access initiatives in Turkey.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current status of open access initiatives in Turkey.

Design/methodology/approach

The author has conducted extensive research on the subject, which is supplemented by his own professional experience with resource sharing activities in Turkey.

Findings

Turkish libraries first ventured into the open access arena in late 2005 and have since made great strides by implementing dozens of institutional repositories and a national thesis center as well. Open access has a bright future in Turkey because of its promise for eliminating barriers to scientific information and reducing the costs of scholarly publication.

Originality/value

The author is one of a small cadre of experts on resource sharing and open access efforts in Turkey.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 40 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 23 February 2010

Ertugrul Cimen, Ayhan Tuglu, Mehmet Manyas, Sema Çelikbaş and Zeki Çelikbaş

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

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Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes a historical and descriptive approach.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 38 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 17 February 2012

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 25 November 2016

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The Flipped Approach to Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-743-4

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Publication date: 16 February 2015

Mike McGrath

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 43 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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