Ruby sponsor of the ANKOSLink 2016 event

PRESS RELEASE has engaged to be the Ruby sponsor of the ANKOSLink 2016 event

HAARLEM, March 12, 2016 -- With the engagement to be the Ruby sponsor of the ANKOSLink 2016 event, which will take place April 7-9, 2016 at the Kremlin Palace Convention Center in Kundu-Antalya, Turkey, underlines the importance of the members of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) and continues its dedication in providing Turkish universities, Turkish Research institutions and students with the industry standard and the most powerful research and reference manager on the market.

"We see a tremendous growth in interest and usage of Thomson Reuters EndNote, the industry standard bibliographic hybrid software for desktop, online and iPad® 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, online and iPad® in sharing libraries and to find the best potential journals to publish their research with manuscript matcher, Turkish organizations will have the ultimate tool for research & development helping them to collaborate, materialize know-how and improve their academic performance resulting in innovation and acceleration", says Suat Tuzgöl, CEO and founder of DISC bv and

Currently, almost 50 Turkish universities, including the largest ten in size and 70% of top ten in academic performance, have already subscribed to the ANKOS Consortium EndNote (Online) Site License Agreement which is specifically designed for the ANKOS member institutions and their Professors, Research staff, Research assistants, Researchers, PhD and (PhD) students. To encourage universities and institutions in Turkey to join this Thomson Reuters EndNote Site License Agreement, is organizing EndNote (Online) seminars all over the country.

About, the preferred distributor partner for the Benelux and Turkey of scientific software publishers like Thomson Reuters and Design Science, is a label of DISC bv, a 15 year old company established in the Netherlands with offices in the Netherlands and Turkey. Besides distribution and sales is also involved in training and support of end-users at organizations. The customer base is very diverse and consists of academic medical centers, universities, colleges, hospitals, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, biotech, dairy and seed companies, research & development institutions, libraries, museums, governmental organizations and 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 176 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 at and on the ANKOSLink 2016 event at


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