In October 2018, we began to build a literature database exclusively from the digital catalogues of libraries belonging to the state, universities, and institutions. This was accomplished with the help of final year students at Istanbul University’s Department of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy.
The goal of this work is to direct the users to libraries holding desired publications and to create a more comprehensive bibliography with content information that we added to each publication.
Another goal is to make it easier to access all publications related to research topics with a keyword system that we created based on common themes and content found in these publications.
The first step was to make it possible to view all theses, theoretical books, biographies, research, etc. that have been published to date on Turkish Theatre in a single platform.
As of December 2019, a total of 1500 publications are registered to the bibliography database. The work continues.