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“Library of Stuff”: A case of product sharing system practice in Turkey

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Sharing behaviour patterns have inspired and have been formalized into different service systems and these sharing
systems have gained attention recently. With the rise of (Information and communications technologies) ICTs and
peer to peer (P2P) services enabling collaborative consumption have been supported with more developed web sites
and easy to use mobile applications.
Since Turkey has uniquely rich and multifaceted cultural heritage flourishing from many different traditions,
“sharing” in different cases is one of these oldest rituals embedded in Turkish cultural DNA. This habitude has been
turned into product sharing systems where members share their underused belongings with other members. This
paper specifically focuses on a product sharing initiative in Turkey (Library of Stuff ) as a single case to examine its
infrastructure, its design, strengths and weaknesses.

Authors: Can Uçkan Yüksel & Çipdem Kaya Pazarbaşı

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  • Venue: Mexico

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