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Turkish Consortuim to Use FirstSearch

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Turkish Consortuim to Use FirstSearch

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OCLC has announced that, following a 4-week trial, 13 members of the Turkish University and Research Librarians Association (UNAK) have formed a consortium to use the OCLC FirstSearch service. Since the libraries began using FirstSearch in early January, two more libraries have joined the consortium.

The UNAK consortium has focused on full-text capability combined with access to OCLC's unique databases available through the OCLC Base Package with Full Text option, which includes WorldCat, OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online (bibliographic index), OCLC ArticleFirst, OCLC ContentsFirst, OCLC NetFirst, OCLC Union Lists of Periodicals, OCLC PapersFirst, OCLC ProceedingsFirst, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, World Almanac, and H.W. Wilson Select Plus.

"Fifteen OCLC consortium members are very pleased to have access to a huge database that covers all subjects with reasonable prices," said Adile Gunden, president of UNAK and deputy director of the Hacettepe University Libraries in Ankara, Turkey. "Besides this, we can access a wide range of electronic periodicals through the Electronic Collections Online databases in FirstSearch. …

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