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Putting a National Portal for Undergraduate Theses into Production. LIBRIS Uppsök Peter Linde, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. BIBSAM SVEP. Royal Library’s Department for National Co-ordination and Development. Coordination of Electronic

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putting a national portal for undergraduate theses into production
Putting a National Portal for Undergraduate Theses into Production

LIBRIS Uppsök

Peter Linde, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden

Kaliningrad 2005

bibsam svep

BIBSAM SVEP

Royal Library’s Department

for National Co-ordination

and Development

Coordination of Electronic

Publishing efforts in

Swedish Universities

Kaliningrad 2005

slide3
SVEP
  • Interoperability- harmonisation of descriptions and formats
  • Preservation – solutions for archiving
  • Advice and dissemination
  • Workshops
  • Building a National Portal

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why undergraduate theses
Why Undergraduate theses?
  • Not easily accessible.
  • Much in demand
  • Useful for public information
  • Valuable source where research density is low
  • Make students appreciate the benefits of OA
  • Increased visibility improves marketing courses
  • Releases library resources

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reviewing metadata
Reviewing metadata
  • Dublin Core
  • Mandatory
    • Title
    • Identifier
    • Publisher
    • Type
    • Date
    • Language
    • Creator
  • Not Mandatory
    • Description = Abstracts
    • Subject = Keywords

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the metadata model thesis type
The Metadata Model – Thesis Type

http://www.svep-projekt.se/masters-theses/Metadata_model/

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advice dissemination
Advice & Dissemination
  • Putting together an overview of institutional repository software

• Initiating a workshop series

• Setting up a web site with information and presentations

  • Giving help and support by experts to local institutions

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looking for somebody
Looking for Somebody

LIBRIS Department

Responsible for the maintenance and systems development

at the Royal Library in Stockholm

LIBRIS

LIBRIS

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Uppsök Interface

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the user study
The user study
  • How hard/easy is it to navigate the interface?
  • Is the field “Type of thesis” useful?
  • Is the list of university departments useful or confusing?
  • Have we found the right combination of fields and choices for the interface?
  • Does the resource contain attractive information?

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user study results
User Study Results
  • User instruction must be more highlighted
  • Confusing messages
  • The Keyword field can go!
  • The field ”Type of Thesis” is of use for the students

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usage statistics
Usage/Statistics

15 participating Universities

Ca. 12.000 records

Average: 1004 Searches/Day

Luleå

Umeå

Dalarna

Uppsala

SLU

Stockholm

Södertörn

Örebro

Linköping

Jönköping

Göteborg

Växjö

BTH

Kristianstad

Lund

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conclusions
Conclusions

Several factors helped to make the project a success:

  • the simplicity of the metadata model
  • the project partners were a heterogenous group with great experience in practical work
  • the tools, software and standards were all there
  • the workshop series supplied new providers and ideas
  • LIBRIS long term commitment.

Kaliningrad 2005