EKUAL (National Academic License for Electronic Resources)

Consortial Abbreviation: 
EKUAL
Slogan or Motto: 
Equal opportunity of access to scientific knowledge on a national scale
Brief Description: 

EKUAL Project has been initiated in 2005 by TUBITAK ULAKBIM (National Academic Network and Information Center), with the aim of enabling research institutions in Turkey efficient and widespread access to international scientific and academic content. EKUAL has undertaken the task of carrying out subscription transactions and making national license agreements with the most prominent publishers and database producers of the world, in order to encourage a broader use of high quality academic information; thus stimulating scientific research and publication in the country. Universities, Training and Research Hospitals, Military Schools and Academies are among the institutions that benefit from this service, along with TUBITAK and its institutions.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Preservation
Storage facilities
Training
Other Functions: 
Funding (all the expenses are paid by TUBITAK, no participation fee for members)
Mailing Address: 
TUBITAK ULAKBIM EKUAL YÖK Binası B5 Blok Kat 2 Bilkent 06539 ANKARA TURKEY
Country: 
Turkey
Generic Phone Number: 
+90 312 298 92 30
Fax: 
+90 312 266 51 81
Staff Contacts: 
Ms Halise ÖZDEMİRCİ, Coordinator (Librarian)
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
241
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
1
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Other Types of Members: 
Training and Research Hospitals
Number of Staff: 
5.00