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Springer signs three-year Turkey deal

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Springer and the Turkish consortium Tubitak Ulakbim Ekual have signed a license agreement for access to Springer’s complete journal collection plus the Adis collections.

The agreement enables scientists, researchers and students from 193 academic and research institutions in Turkey to use and archive articles from 1,991 Springer journals going back to 1997. The license will cover a period of three years.
 
Ulakbim had previously purchased four subject collections from Springer’s Online Journal Archives in the fields of computer science, environment science, humanities, and business and economy. Now all 193 academic and research institutions also have access to these selected journal archives. The main users including postgraduate students, professors and instructors goes up to 475,000 but taking into account the potential use by undergraduates, the number of users could increase to more than two million.
 
Many institutions which have benefited from this agreement have already given positive feedback. 'With the SpringerLink National License Deal, Turkish academic libraries have received a significant amount of academic content which offers huge support to their budgets,' said Emre Hasan Akbayrak, associate director of the Middle East Technical University Library in Ankara.
 
'We are very pleased to announce this agreement which brings a vast amount of content to users throughout Turkey. Now that this has been made available, it is key that we all work to ensure that users are aware of the access that they have. We look forward to ongoing cooperation with our partners in Turkey,' said Angela Timmerman, director for library marketing and account development at Springer.