Mahatma Gandhi University Open Access Digital Library of PhD Theses: User Guide V4.0

Raman Nair, R. Mahatma Gandhi University Open Access Digital Library of PhD Theses: User Guide V4.0., 2010 [Guide/Manual]

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Mahatma Gandhi University is an interdisciplinary university based in Kerala, India. Mahatma Gandhi Open Access Digital Library of PhD Theses website provides free access to a growing collection of its online doctoral theses (e-theses) in Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi and English. A wide range of subject areas from the humanities, sciences and social sciences are covered in the institutional repository. There is particularly strong coverage of Indian history, society, politics and culture; Gandhi studies; international relations, foreign policy and regional issues in South Asia (incorporating relations and security between the nations of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website. It uses Nitya D’ Arch a package developed in India which can process full text of more than twenty scripts and languages used in India. Deep indexing especially for documents in Indian languages is a unique feature of this package. Launched in 2008 it claims to be the first official Open Access archive of PhD theses of any Indian university. The guide provides a historical perspective of the development of this archive and gives some simple tips for using the archive effectively.

Item type: Guide/Manual
Keywords: Digital Library, Archive, Phd Theses, Open Access, Nitya D’Arch. Deep Indexing, Mahatma Gandhi University
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
Depositing user: Dr. R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 22 Dec 2010
Last modified: 17 Dec 2012 15:43
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15189

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