Three Disposition Policies of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Koulouris, Alexandros and Kapidakis, Sarantos Three Disposition Policies of Electronic Theses and Dissertations., 2003 . In 6th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2003), Berlin (DE), 21-24 May 2003. [Conference paper]

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We examine the disposition policies of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) among three institutions: National Documentation Centre of Greece (NDC), Virginia Tech (VT) and West Virginia University (WVU) of USA. In addition, we compare the implemented disposition policies by the three institutions, and we analyze their similarities and differences. We select the three institutions because they comprise a representative sample of different national ETD initiatives. While the content of the dissertations and the technologies to provide them exist, the availability is limited by the absence of decisions concerning the applicability of policies. We suggest alternative access policies in order the ETDs to be more open and accessible to all. We analyze these questions and make suggestions about the solution approaches of these problems, especially solutions about the disposition policies of the digital material. Finally, we compare the implemented and the proposed policies.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Disposition policies, ETDs, Digital Libraries, Access policies, Electronic theses, Electronic dissertations
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JJ. Document delivery.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JK. Interlibrary loans.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HG. Non-print materials.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Dr Alexandros Koulouris
Date deposited: 09 Oct 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8200

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