A new ground has been broken in the history of Turkish archaeology; and for the purpose of conservation and presentation to the researchers and society in a qualified database, 1,400,000 documents from the Archives of the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage and Museums of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism have been scanned, and 1,000,000 documents have been scanned and archived by means of the OCR system. 60,000 documents, 2,100 photographs and 1,000 films from the State and Ottoman Archives have been digitized and integrated into the system.
Any and all of such data as the documents, photos, maps, etc., as collected, will be gradually made available through the website of the Turkish Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.
Another important activity for the Institute constitutes the library studies. Accordingly, the Archaeology Specialized Library has been established.
More than 50,000 digital resources have been compiled. These resources will be gradually made available to users through the website of the Turkish Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, and on-site through a portal.
The Library and Archive infrastructure has been designed and prepared in a manner to be integrated with the infrastructures of the national and international libraries through the software and disciplines such as KOHA, DublinCore.