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Report
Miss Manisha R. Khakre
Librarian, Arts, Commerce & Science College,
Arvi , Dist. Wardha, Maharashtra, India
E-mail ID- ms.manisha_khakre@rediffmail.com
An Overview
concept of ETD
creation of ETD
Benefits of ETD
Merits of ETD
Globle Status Of ETD Repository
ETD initiatives in India
Shodhganga ETD Repository
Role of Universities and Librarians
Concept of Repository
 ETD repositories are becoming a major resource for
information in all subjects and ETD repositories are
providing institutional knowledge available online and
thereby increasing it’s visibility and use.
ETD are the important source for the researcher in
the world. many higher education institutes are
actively engaged in introducing ETD repositories at
national as well as international level.
Benefits of ETD Repository
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More access to research
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Less expense to authors and libraries per cost
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No physical shelf space
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Lower cataloging costs.
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Better presentation of research
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Addition of multimedia files
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More dynamic presentation of data hyperlinks
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Programs and code
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Other format support.
Merits of ETD Repository
Following are the merits of ETD which are given by Bandra
(2002)1
• To improve Students to convey a research message through the
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use of multimedia and hypermedia technologies.
To improve graduate education by allowing students to Produce
electronic documents, use digital libraries and understand issue
in publishing.
To increase the availability of student research for scholars and
preserve it electronically.
To lower the cost of submitting and handling theses and
dissertation.
To empower universities to unlock their information resources.
To advance digital library Technology.
Creation of Repository
 For creation of ETD word processor software vis. Ms-Word,
Latex etc.used The theses or dissertation are submitted as a
PDF
(portable Document Format) file. Dspace, Reprints ,
Fedora etc.digital softwares has been broadest applications.
Today
open
Archives
initiative
protocol
for
metadata
Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is an interoperability framework based
on HTTP . Metadata tags such as SGML/XML and MARK UP
language that assign unique identifiers to identify items with
in a repository
UGC Recommendations
The UGC Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for
Award of M.Phill./Ph.D. Degree, Regulation, 2009) dated 1st
June 2009 provides for submission of electronic version of
theses and dissertation with an aim to facilitate open access to
Indian theses and dissertations to the academic community
worldwide. Online availability of electronic theses through
centrally-maintained digital repositories will not only ensure
access and archiving of Indian doctoral theses but will also
help in raising the standard and quality of research.
Global Status of repositories
Fig 1- Growth of Records per year from 1990 to 2013 retrieved from ROAR dated on
05/03/2013
ETD REPOSITORIES IN INDIA
Repository name
catalysis datiabase
CMFRI Digital Repository
Num. Recs.
2327
Software
EPrints
8921
EPrints
Digital repository of Cochin University of Science & Technology
2296
DSpace
DigitalLibrary@CUSAT
DRS at National Institute Of Oceanography
DSpace @ GGSIPU
dspace @ sdmcet
DSpace at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
DSpace at NCRA
DSpace at Vidyanidhi
Dspace@NITR
DSpace@TU
DU Eprint Archive
Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Indian Institute of Science
Eprint@NML
Eprints@IARI
EPrints@IITD
Etheses - A Saurashtra University Library Service
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository
Institutional Repository of Intectual Contributions of Delhi
Technological University
5293
DSpace
4213
DSpace
135
DSpace
60
DSpace
526
DSpace
84
DSpace
5482
DSpace
1779
DSpace
2067
DSpace
170
EPrints
1844
DSpace
5486
EPrints
230
EPrints
2141
DSpace
1010
EPrints
5724
DSpace
841
DSpace
Country
Num.
Recs.
Software
Kautilya Digital Repository at IGIDR
India
207
DSpace
Knowledge Repository Open Network
India
671
DSpace
Librarians' Digital Library
India
465
DSpace
Mahatma Gandhi University Theses
Online
India
1122
Nitya
National Aerospace Laboratories
Institutional Repository
India
5354
EPrints
ShodhGanga: A resevior of Indian
Theses
India
5614
DSpace
Repository name
Up to 05/03/2013 There are 107 Indian Universities signed MOU and 5600 theses uploaded on the Shodhganga ETD repository
Fig-3 Home page of Shodhaganga: A reservoir of Indian Theses
Top Contributing Universities in Shodhganga
Name of University
1) Cochin University of
Science and Technology
2) Mahatma Gandhi
University
3) Podicherry University
URL
No of Thesis
www.cusatoac.in
1001
www.mguniversity.
ac.in
938
www.pondiuni.edu
.in
679
www.uohyd.ac.in
416
www.unipune.ac.in
289
4) University of Hydra bad
5) University of Pune
Sant Gadge BaBa Amaravati University
.
Company Logo
Theses submitted by Sant Gadge Baba
Amaravati, University
Sr. No. Department
1
Business Administration &
No. of Theses
3
Management
2
Chemistry
1
3
Education
2
4
Engineering and Technology
6
5
English
1
6
Mathematics
1
7
PhysicalCompany
Education
Logo
1
Role of Universities and Librarians
At University level well-equipped computer labs must be
put in place to provide, reducing the time from acceptance
to public access, and, of course, one ETD can have multiple
simultaneous users
Library community must take
initiatives in
the
maintenance of ETD seriously. It is essential for
librarians as information professionals to take the
initiatives to make progress in this crucial area and
librarian should take opportunity to attend workshops
and conferences to gain knowledge of ETD repositories.
Conclusion
INFLIBNET is now taking steps in this direction. INFLIBNET
starting developing a National Union Catalogue of ETDS in India
and INFLIBNET can assist them in formulating the policies
training and necessary funding. The ETD repositories should be
properly uploaded and maintained in order to provide accessibility
of research work. There is increased need of discussing these
problems globaly and UGC, INDEST consortium an open Access
Advocacy Group, ICSSR and National knowledge Commission.
are Playing key role in framing National policies for digitization of
theses and dissertations in India

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