Posted by: bluesyemre | June 26, 2012

Future of Resource Sharing in Turkey: Can Open Access be an Alternative? – Ertugrul Cimen (NEW ARTICLE)

Journal cover: Interlending & Document Supply

  • Purpose – 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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