Portrait of a Consortium: ANKOS (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium)

Karasözen, Bülent
The Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) was created in 2001 with only a few members subscribed to nine e-journal collections and bibliographic databases. This Turkish library consortium had developed from one state and three private universities joining together for the purchase of two databases in 1999. Over time, the numbers of licensed databases and participating members of the consortium increased rapidly (Fig. 1).1 In 2008, through ANKOS, 90 member institutions were accessing 47 electronic journal packages, e-references (e.g. online reference books, encyclopedias, dictionaries), bibliographic databases, and e-book collections of commercial and learned society publishers. ANKOS also promotes Turkish librarianship through staff development programs, Turkish-language instructional materials, and international cooperation. The birth of ANKOS has previously been described by Karasözen and Lindley.2 This column gives an overview of current ANKOS activities and its impact on electronic collection development in Turkey.


ANKOS Publisher Application System and Its Impact on the e-Resource Evaluation Process
Bulut, Burcu Pınar; Uğur, Handan; Gurdal, Gultekin; Holt, Ilkay; Cukadar, Sami; Akbayrak, Emre H.; ÇELEBİ, MUSTAFA KEMAL (2013-03-01)
The Publisher Application System (PAS) is a Web-based archiving and online evaluation system developed by the Database Evaluation Group (DEG), one of the working groups formed within the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS). The DEG was formed in 2008 to inquire and evaluate e-resources suited to the needs of the consortium; to follow up similar consortial activities worldwide as well as developments in connection with the scientific publishing industry; and to determine, implement, and improve...
UNAN, C (Elsevier BV, 1993-09-01)
The KAYDER project has been active since 1973 as a database of petrological and geochemical data on igneous rocks from Turkey. It was developed as part of IGCP Project No. 163 (IGBA) and now has 2807 analyses of igneous rocks taken from 123 publications. dBASE III Plus and GW BASIC were used to write programs to detect errors, to calculate petrographic parameters and to plot data in various diagrams including a map of Turkey.
Semantic concept recognition from structured and unstructured inputs within cyber security domain
Hoşsucu, Alp Gökhan; Baykal, Nazife; Department of Information Systems (2015)
Linked data initiative has been quite successful in terms of publishing and interlinking data over ontological structures. The success is due to answering semantically rich queries over highly structured data. The utilization of linked data structures are widely used in various domains to solve the problem of producing domain specific knowledge which can be interpreted by automated agents without any human interference. Cyber security field is one of the domains that suffer from the excessiveness of the raw...
Implementation of x-tree with 3d spatial index and fuzzy secondary index
Keskin, Sinan; Yazıcı, Adnan; Oğuztüzün, Mehmet Halit S.; Department of Computer Engineering (2010)
Multidimensional datasets are getting more extensively used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in recent years. Due to large volume of these datasets efficient querying becomes a significant problem. For this purpose, before creating index structure with these enormous datasets, choosing an efficient index structure is an urgent necessity. The aim of this thesis is to develop an efficient, flexible and extendible index structure which comprises 3D spatial data in primary index and fuzzy at...
Clustering scientific literature using sparse citation graph analysis
Bolelli, Levent; Ertekin Bolelli, Şeyda; Giles, C. Lee (2006-01-01)
It is well known that connectivity analysis of linked documents provides significant information about the structure of the document space for unsupervised learning tasks. However, the ability to identify distinct clusters of documents based on link graph analysis is proportional to the density of the graph and depends on the availability of the linking and/or linked documents in the collection. In this paper, we present an information theoretic approach towards measuring the significance of individual word...
Citation Formats
P. L. ERDOĞAN and B. Karasözen, “Portrait of a Consortium: ANKOS (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium),” JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP, pp. 377–385, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/29989.