The role of electronic publications in socialization of information in Turkey

Kipçak H.

Bilgi Ve Belge Araştırmaları, no.12, pp.62-79, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Bilgi Ve Belge Araştırmaları
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-79
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As a result of the development of technology and the advancement of the internet and communication technologies, computer and internet has started to be used effectively in every sphere of our lives after 1990, the widespread use of the internet and the WWW (World Wide Web), have brought about a new type of publishing termed as “electronic publishing”. At the beginning of 1995, electronic publishing started to take an essential step in the life of press and publishing. Thus, the internet has become the most critical tool for offering information to people. Electronic publishing has introduced new regulations in education, trade, information centers, and many social activities of life. As a result of the use of communication technologies in every segment of society, individuals have begun to show the tendency to use the electronic form of resources. Many institutions prefer to use electronic resources rather than the print version in Turkey, in the information centers, and aimed at benefit from the advantages of electronic resources. Newspapers, journals, and encyclopedias began to be published electronically; the electronic resource that the society first applied to as the primary source of access to information became indispensable. In this study, the period which started to be used the Internet from 1993 to present in Turkey, it was evaluated that the purpose of electronic production publishing, the reason for using them, its undertaken role to be delivered of information and field of influence in Turkey. In this study, the chronological and description methods were used, and also the current situation was analyzed with the statistical data.