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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

T. S. Kumbar

Librarian

IIT Gandhinagar

[email protected]

22nd March, 2012


Outline

  • Introduction

  • ETD Initiatives

    • International

    • Country specific

    • India : Metadata & Full Text

    • India : Institutional level

  • Indicators: A study

    • Ranking

  • Conclusion


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    • [email protected]

    • Librarian’s Digital Library-DRTC

    • Open Index Initiative- IGIDR


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

  • 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

  • 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


Indicators by Rank


Indicators by Rank


Indicators by Rank


Indicators by Rank


Indicators by Rank


Indicators by Rank


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

  • 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


Questions?


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