IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS (ETD,S) ON INTERNET: A SURVEY OF INDIAN ETD REPOSITORY SHODGANGA

Abstract

Author(s): MOHD IQBAL BHAT, MAHESH V. MUDHOL

ETDs can contain non-text elements such as multimedia, sound, video, and hypertext links. This enables scholars worldwide to locate, search, and download ETDs. For most scholars, the the Ph.D thesis and M.phil dissertations are the first major work of scholarship they produce. To make those works more readily available to other scholars, as well as to save money, many universities and libraries are now making digitized (or electronic) versions available. The [email protected] is set-up using open source digital repository software called DSpace developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in partnership between Hewlett- Packard (HP). The DSpace uses internationally recognized protocols and interoperability standards. Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. An attempt has been made to determine the present status of participating Indian Universities in Shodganga.

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