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ETD Programs/Projects: Identification of Some Indicators for Success. T. S. Kumbar Librarian IIT Gandhinagar [email protected] 22 nd March, 2012. Outline. Introduction ETD Initiatives International Country specific India : Metadata & Full Text India : Institutional level

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etd programs projects identification of some indicators for success

ETD Programs/Projects: Identification of Some Indicators for Success

T. S. Kumbar

Librarian

IIT Gandhinagar

[email protected]

22nd March, 2012

outline
Outline
  • Introduction
  • ETD Initiatives
    • International
    • Country specific
    • India : Metadata & Full Text
    • India : Institutional level
  • Indicators: A study
    • Ranking
  • Conclusion
introduction
Introduction
  • Thesis & Dissertations are unique sources of valuable information
  • Contain innovative ideas & solutions thus adding new knowledge to the pool of primary sources
  • Involves collaborative work of researchers & faculty
  • Providing easy & wider access is important
  • Institutions, national & international organizations have initiated ETD
  • In India UGC has issued regulations & notifications
  • INFLIBNET is coordinating efforts at national level
etd initiatives international level
ETD Initiatives: International Level
  • NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations – over 100 universities
  • DART- Europe E-Theses Portal - 19 countries
  • DiVA – Academic Archive On-line- 28 Nordic countries
  • PQDT OPEN: ProQuest Digital Theses
etd initiatives country specific
ETD Initiatives:Country Specific
  • Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service (British Lib. UK)
  • Theses Canada (Library and Archives Canada)
  • ADT-Australasian Digital Thesis Program
  • DissOnline- German universities
  • NARCIS-National Academic Research & Collaborations Information System-The Netherlands
  • National ETD Portal: South African theses & dissertations
etd initiatives in india metadata level
ETD Initiatives in India: Metadata Level
  • Bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations (1857-1993) and University News (AIU)
  • Indian Science Abstracts- List of Theses (NISCAIR)
  • IndCat : Online Catalogue of Theses - INFLIBNET
  • VidyanidhiProject: Indian Theses Database
  • Database of Theses and Dissertations - DELNET
  • Database of PhD Theses - NASSDOC
etd initiatives in india full text
ETD Initiatives in India: Full Text
  • Shodhganga- a reservoir of Indian Theses
  • Vidyanidhi Digital Library of Indian Doctoral Dissertations
  • CSIR Explorations
  • KrishiPrabha: Indian Agricultural Doctoral Dissertation Repository
  • Self Archiving Subject Repositories
etd initiatives in india institutional level
ETD Initiatives in India: InstitutionalLevel
  • Directory of Open Access Repositories - 53
  • Registry of Open Access Repositories - 83
    • Academic Institutions -27
    • Research Institutions & others -16
  • Out of these, nearly 20 are ETD
  • Shodhganga 45+ Universities
etd discovery tools sources
ETD Discovery Tools/Sources
  • OpenDOAR : Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • OAIster (WorldCat)
  • ScientificCommons.org
  • BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • CASSIR: Cross Archive Search Service for Indian Institutional Repositories
overview of a study of identification of indicators
Overview of a Study of Identification of Indicators
  • Background
    • Had 48 indicators listed in the form of statements
    • 33 out of 40 experts responded on 1-5 scale
    • 1 point standing for least importance & 5 points standing for highest importance
  • Objective
    • To find out most important success indicators
    • To list indicators according to the ratings based on experts’ opinion
  • Outcome
    • Indicators ranked on basis of their importance
    • Ranks allotted to indicators corresponding to highest ratings
to sum up
To sum up…
  • Number of ETD initiatives have come up at national & international level
  • More institutions are yet to join these initiatives
  • Collection of ETD has to grow
  • To make ETD initiatives to be successful, number of indicators are to be considered
  • Study presented lists some of the most important ones
  • These success indicators can be considered as startup factors with required modifications
references
References
  • Westell, Mary

Institutional repositories: proposed indicators of success Library Hi Tech Vol.24 no2 2006 pp211-226

  • Shearer, Kathleen

Institutional repositories: towards the identification of critical success factors

http://caisacsi.ca/proceedings/2003/Shearer_2003.pdf

  • Henty, Margaret

Ten major issues in providing a repository service in Australian Universities

D-Lib Magazine Vol. 13 no. 5/6 May/June, 2007

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may07/henty/05henty.html

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