main sponsor at ANKOSLink 2015

PRESS RELEASE has engaged to be the main sponsor of the third ANKOSLink 2015 event

HAARLEM, February 10, 2015 -- With the engagement to be the main sponsor of the ANKOSLink event, which will take place in the Kervansaray Convention Center in Lara-Antalya, Turkey from April 9 to 11, 2015, underlines the importance to be in close contact with the members of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) and to be dedicated in providing Turkish universities, Turkish Research institutions and students with the best possible software technology in research.

“We see a tremendous growth in interest in Thomson Reuters EndNote, the industry standard bibliographic hybrid software for desktop and online that is used by millions of researchers and students worldwide for publishing and managing citations and references. With EndNote’s latest features, which enable users to combine the advantages of desktop and online in sharing libraries, Turkish organizations will have a perfect tool for research & development helping them to innovate and accelerate”, says Suat Tuzgöl, CEO and founder of DISC bv and

Currently, almost 40 Turkish universities, including the largest seven (Istanbul University, Gazi University, Selçuk University, Marmara University, Ankara University, Karadeniz Teknik University, Atatürk University), have already subscribed to the ANKOS Consortium EndNote (Online) Site License Agreement which is especially designed for the ANKOS member institutions. To encourage universities and institutions in Turkey to join this Site License Agreement, is organizing EndNote (Online) seminars at universities all over the country.

About is the preferred distributor partner for the Benelux and Turkey of scientific software of publishers like Thomson Reuters and Design Science and is a label of DISC bv, established in the Netherlands with offices in the Netherlands and Turkey. Besides distribution and sales is also involved in Training and support for end-users and organizations. The customer base is very diverse and consists of pharmaceutical companies, academic medical hospitals, universities, colleges, biotechnology companies, research & development institutions, libraries, governmental organizations, museums, Ministries, in short everywhere where research is playing a pivotal role. For an overview of some of our customers, please visit

The Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) was first established in the year 2000 with 12 member libraries and three database subscription services. Today, the ANKOS consortium, a large community of nearly 50 volunteers, with more than 1.500 Agreements in place, is currently offering 83 tastes of Online databases and tools from over 60 Publishers to Universities, Vocational Colleges, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Research Institutions, Police and Teaching Academia, the Turkish Military Academy and Hospital (GATA), Academic Medical Centers (Istanbul Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi), Ministries and Governmental Institutions, The National Library of Turkey, The National Bank of Turkey and the Turkish Atomic Energy Foundation.
As a result, faculty members at 171 universities across Turkey as well as staff of research and other institutions now have access to bibliographic tools and full-text databases in the fields of science, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, medicine, agriculture, business, education, informatics & computing and engineering.

ANKOS takes its place alongside the world’s library consortia as a member of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Southern European Libraries Link (SELL), and the international initiative COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources). The consortium holds an Annual Meeting, ANKOSLink, where all members of ANKOS and firms are encouraged to attend.

More information on the ANKOS consortium can be found on and
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