What is ORC-ID?

Due to the similarities between author names and the change in the surnames of the women, researchers due to marriage or due to differences in the spelling of the names there are problems in reaching all the publications of an academician collectively. Therefore; in the management of scientific outputs, accurate data cannot be used and the analysis of a writer or an institution of his / her affiliation gives incorrect results. In order to list the studies of a researcher collectively and to use the correct data in the analyzes, the identification of academicians has become an obligation.


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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORC-ID), has emerged because of a joint initiative initiated with the support of different publishers and stakeholders. The goal is; by using a single digital identity, collecting all the research outputs of a researcher are under a single account. In addition, ORC-ID provides inter-system communication and provides application development interfaces (API) that provide authentication.

ORC-ID is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the long-standing name ambiguity problem in scholarly communication by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open, transparent linking mechanism between ORC-ID and other current author identifier schemes. The ORC-ID itself is a unique, 16-digit identifier expressed a URL link. i.e. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3973-4664. The ORC-ID URL links to the owner’s profile on the ORC-ID website. To learn more about ORC-ID, you can visit their website.


Why Use ORC-ID?

  • It eliminates author name ambiguity and ensures your research outputs are correctly attributed to you. This means, amongst other things, all your research outputs will be captured and thereby counted towards processes such as Ibn Haldun University Institutional Repository.
  • It can be taken with you throughout your scholarly career.
  • It can save you time by introducing efficiencies into different workflows. For instance, it reduces the need for repeatedly typing in biographical or bibliographical data when filling in a grant applications or manuscript submissions.
  • It is increasingly becoming a requirement to grant applications and manuscript submissions.
  • It can link with a vast array of different types of research outputs and activities such as articles, datasets, performance works and even peer review work.
  • Because it is open source it can be integrated with other academic services. e.g.: The UMRAN and IHU Institutional Repository  system were integrated with the ORC-ID.
  • Creating a profile is quick and easy.


Who Needs an ORC-ID?

Any Ibn Haldun University staff or student who publishes their research should have an ORC-ID.

Click here get more information on how to register for an ORC-ID account.

How can I Order Publications?

We understand your frustration when you cannot get the book you need for your studies!

‌To support our users the Library provides the Publication Order service. Users (academics, students and staff) can suggest publications for purchase in two ways:

Before ordering

Before ordering publications please note the following:

  • Check that the Library does not already have the book: Search books.
  • If we have the book but it is out on loan please use the Rezerve service.
  • Please make a reasonable number of orders. This service is open to all members in the University and we would hope that members would not place excessive numbers of orders.


  • E-books will be available three to five working days from the date of order approval.

Print Books

  • Turkish print books will be available up to 15 calendar days from the date of order approval.
  • Print books will be available up to 30-45 calendar days from the date of order approval.
  • All resources purchased by this service remain property of the Library and may be recalled.
  • You will be notified via e-mail when the book is available for collection.

Contact us

  • If you need to contact us about your order, please email library@ihu.edu.tr  giving the full details of your order.
  • You can track the status of your ordered publications online from your Library Member Account.
  • Please be mindful of the delivery times indicated above.


Professor Raşit Küçük Donated His Books to Our Library

Library of Ibn Haldun University is enriching its broad collection of printed and electronic books on daily basis. In this context, the donations made by the philanthropists to our library are important as well. Recently, one of the prominent teachers of our country in Islamic Sciences, Prof. Raşit Küçük, donated his books to our university library.

Prof. Raşit Küçük’s library contains works in various languages, especially in Islamic sciences. Prof. Küçük is currently chairing the Turkish Religious Foundation Center for Islamic Studies (ISAM).

Because of this valuable donation, our Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Irfan Gündüz and our President Prof. Recep Şentürk visited Prof. Raşit Küçük at his office in (ISAM) and expressed their thanks on behalf of our university.

Who is Professor Raşit Küçük?
Professor Raşit Küçük was born in 1947 in Antalya. In 1966, he graduated from the Antalya Imam Hatip School, and in 1970 he graduated from Konya Higher Islamic Institute. In 1975, he was appointed as a lecturer in Erzurum Higher Islamic Institute in the Hadith and Islamic Ethics Department. In 1981, he was reassigned to Istanbul Higher Islamic Institute.

He completed his PhD at Social Sciences Institution of Marmara University in 1983, after he had started his PhD program at the Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Erzurum Atatürk University in 1979. He became an associate professor in 1997 and a professor in 2003. Prof. Küçük was the dean of the Faculty of Theology at Marmara University for five years. He was the founder and member of many foundations, associations and non-governmental organizations. After serving as President of the supreme Council of Religious Affairs between the years of 2011-2014 in the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Prof. Küçük retired in June 2014, and hold the presidency of Turkey Religious Foundation Center for Islamic Studies (ISAM) up to date.

Prof. Raşit Küçük has many articles published in various journals, and he has presented papers to symposiums that he attended in Turkey and abroad. In addition to writing the encyclopedia articles, Prof. Raşit Küçük worked as a Master and PhD Thesis Advisor for nearly 40 students during his academic years.


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