ETD Policies, Strategies and Initiatives in India: A Critical Appraisal

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Title:
ETD Policies, Strategies and Initiatives in India: A Critical Appraisal
Author:
Das, Anup Kumar; Sen, B. K.; Dutta, Chaitali
Citation:
ETD Policies, Strategies and Initiatives in India: A Critical Appraisal 2007,
Publisher:
NDLTD
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106403
Submitted date:
2008-01-08
Abstract:
The fruits of research from the formal research programmes of conventional universities and academic research institutions in India were under-utilized as the access to theses, dissertations and research reports were very limited to the next generation researchers and scholars. Modern information and communication technology (ICT) acts as an effective intervener for paradigm shifting from closed access theses and dissertations to open access electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). Now, the researchers in national institutions and universities in India have greater access to research literature, due to subscription to many e-journals and scholarly databases in most subject areas. But, the access to thesis and dissertation literature is very limited due to lack of national databases of theses and dissertations, both in bibliographic and full-text formats. Recently, India's University Grants Commission enacted â UGC (Submission of Metadata and Full-text of Doctoral Theses in Electronic Format) Regulations, 2005â to strengthen national capability of producing electronic theses and dissertations, and, to maintain university-level and national level databases of theses and dissertations. Some elite research institutions, such as Indian Institute of Science, have already started providing access to ETDs through open access archives. Some other institutions have taken initiatives to provide access to ETDs only through intranet (within the campus). The Vidyanidhi, INDEST Consortium, CSIR and INFLIBNET Centre are working towards implementation of open access ETD and/or bibliographic databases of theses and dissertations, but they also have some limitations. National policies on open access to ETD and other research literature, particularly the public funded ones, are yet to be ready. In India, some advocacy and pressure groups also exist that support open access to scholarly literature. Present paper explores the policy frameworks, strategic dimensions and analyses SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of existing ETD initiatives in India.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries; Scholarly Communication
Local subject classification:
Thesis; Dissertation; ETD; India; South Asia; Repository

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dc.contributor.authorDas, Anup Kumaren_US
dc.contributor.authorSen, B. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDutta, Chaitalien_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-08T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:45:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-01-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationETD Policies, Strategies and Initiatives in India: A Critical Appraisal 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106403-
dc.description.abstractThe fruits of research from the formal research programmes of conventional universities and academic research institutions in India were under-utilized as the access to theses, dissertations and research reports were very limited to the next generation researchers and scholars. Modern information and communication technology (ICT) acts as an effective intervener for paradigm shifting from closed access theses and dissertations to open access electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). Now, the researchers in national institutions and universities in India have greater access to research literature, due to subscription to many e-journals and scholarly databases in most subject areas. But, the access to thesis and dissertation literature is very limited due to lack of national databases of theses and dissertations, both in bibliographic and full-text formats. Recently, India's University Grants Commission enacted â UGC (Submission of Metadata and Full-text of Doctoral Theses in Electronic Format) Regulations, 2005â to strengthen national capability of producing electronic theses and dissertations, and, to maintain university-level and national level databases of theses and dissertations. Some elite research institutions, such as Indian Institute of Science, have already started providing access to ETDs through open access archives. Some other institutions have taken initiatives to provide access to ETDs only through intranet (within the campus). The Vidyanidhi, INDEST Consortium, CSIR and INFLIBNET Centre are working towards implementation of open access ETD and/or bibliographic databases of theses and dissertations, but they also have some limitations. National policies on open access to ETD and other research literature, particularly the public funded ones, are yet to be ready. In India, some advocacy and pressure groups also exist that support open access to scholarly literature. Present paper explores the policy frameworks, strategic dimensions and analyses SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of existing ETD initiatives in India.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNDLTDen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subject.otherThesisen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertationen_US
dc.subject.otherETDen_US
dc.subject.otherIndiaen_US
dc.subject.otherSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subject.otherRepositoryen_US
dc.titleETD Policies, Strategies and Initiatives in India: A Critical Appraisalen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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