Global Adoption of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Swain, Dillip K. Global Adoption of Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2010, vol. Annual, n. August. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are being adopted by more and more universities. As a primary source of information, theses and dissertations are particularly useful to researchers, but most languish in obscurity in university libraries and archives. The best way to make use of theses and dissertations is through electronic publication and online access. This paper looks at the status of use and adoption of ETDs in various different parts of the world, describes the history and development of ETDs, key issues governing ETD projects, potential merits of ETDs for effective teaching and research, and ETD initiatives in India.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: ETD repository, DSpace,EPrints, INFLIBNET
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Dr. Dillip K Swain
Date deposited: 23 May 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:19


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