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E-thesis repositories in the world: A critical analysis

The advent of Information Communication & Technology (ICT) has resulted into a revolution in the ways of production, dissemination, preservation and accessibility of information. Traditional librarianship has opened its doors and embraced ICT to enhance and improve the quality and quantity of services provided by libraries. Libraries have expanded their scope to Library & Information Centres. With the changing trends of libraries, the users have also moved to advanced stages of accessing the information.

Theses and dissertations are one of the major sources of authentic in-depth information on a particular topic on which a researcher conducts extensive research work. In spite of being a main source of scholarly communication, the print theses and dissertations is mostly not accessible to outside world. In this way, the important information remains unused and unknown to users. The Electronic format of the theses and dissertations makes it possible for the information content to be used by information seekers.

‘Open Access’ is a boon for the users who strive for information. Policy Guidelines framed by National and International Organizations like UNESCO, BOAI, Berlin Declaration, ECHO Charter, Bethesda Statement, Salvador Declaration, National Open Access Policy and National Knowledge Commission‟s Report on Open Access (India) have promoted the benefits of open access for researchers, organizations, public and funding organizations.

Institutional repositories provide access to various institutional documents through open access. The type of contents vary from books, journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, newspaper clippings, datasets, manuscripts, software, lectures, learning objects, maps, pre-prints, post-prints, research reports, audio-visual material etc.

The present research work deals with the Electronic Thesis Repositories which are a major form of grey literature of any organization. There are various benefits of ETDs like they help in increasing the citation count of the author and the institution, minimum time required for dissemination of scholarly information, various file formats can be incorporated in the electronic form which is not possible in the print theses and dissertations and they provide a solution of long term preservation of theses and dissertations. In spite of the benefits of ETDs, authors hesitate in depositing their research work in electronic format mainly due to fear of plagiarism.

There are various concepts in the whole process of setting up of an ETD Program. The present research work aims to study the various concepts of ETDs by analyzing the E-thesis Repositories in the world and collecting data from the Repository administrators through Web Questionnaire.

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Asking for Permission A Survey of Copyright Workflows…

Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories :

« An online survey of institutional repository (IR) managers identified copyright clearance trends in staffing and workflows. The majority of respondents followed a mediated deposit model, and reported that library personnel, instead of authors, engaged in copyright clearance activities for IRs. The most common “information gaps” pertained to the breadth of information in copyright directories like SHERPA/RoMEO. To fill these gaps, most respondents directly contacted publishers for permissions. Respondents typically did not share publisher responses with other IRs, citing barriers such as time, expertise, staffing, and the need for improved methods for sharing data with copyright directories. »

URL : http://works.bepress.com/marisa_ramirez/18/

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Open Access Institutional Archives A Quantitative Study 2006-2010…

Open Access Institutional Archives: A Quantitative Study (2006-2010) :

« Open access publishing is growing in importance, and, in parallel, the role of institutional archives has come to the forefront of discussion within the library community. The present study is an attempt to analyse the present trend of institutional archives worldwide. The factual data of each individual repository was collected from various Directories of Institutional Repositories by using survey method. Data was analysed in terms of quantity of institutional archives increased during last six years, country-wise contents of institutional archives, types of materials archived, subject coverage, software used, language of interface of institutional archives, host domains, and policy of institutional archives. The results of the study suggest healthy growth in terms of quantity of institutional archives’ increase worldwide, however, the development is more prevalent in developed countries than developing countries. The subject analysis of the institutional archives indicates that the contributors in the field of health and medicine are more interested to submit their materials in repositories. Currently the institutional archives mostly house traditional (print-oriented) scholarly publications and grey literature, using DSpace software and most of these materials were of English language. However, the policy of content inclusion, submission and preservation is yet to be well defined in institutional archives. »

URL : http://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/djlit/article/view/1112

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Influencing the Deposit of Electronic Th…

Influencing the Deposit of Electronic Theses in UK HE: report on a sector-wide survey into thesis deposit and open access :

« This survey formed part of the ‘Influencing the Deposit of Electronic Theses in UK HE’ project, commissioned by the JISC and led by UCL. The survey was designed to capture a snapshot of current and planned electronic theses policies and practices in UK HEIs, and to gather evidence about the main barriers to the electronic deposit of e-theses. »

URL : http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/116819/

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Perceptions and participation in the Ope…

Perceptions and participation in the Open Access movement at CSIC: Report of Digital. CSIC survey to researchers :

‘Digital.CSIC was launched in January 2008 with the aim to facilitate seamless access to research made in CSIC 122 centers and institutes and to organise, archive and preserve it in a centralised digital platform. Backed with more than 70 year history, CSIC is a fundamental
producer of science in Spain and the main scientific state agency nation-wide. Digital.CSIC seeks to become its memory of current, past and future research […]
In Spring 2010 Digital.CSIC Technical Office conducted surveys addressing CSIC researchers and librarians in order to analyze how they perceive and to what extent they are knowledgeable about the open access movement and to see how the value the institutional repository. Both surveys included a high number of open questions to give respondents the opportunity to express their opinions about Digital.CSIC and suggest ways to improve it. »

URL : http://digital.csic.es/bitstream/10261/28547/1/Digital.CSIC%20Report%20on%20CSIC%20researchers%20and%20open%20access.pdf

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