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Institutional Repository Report-Electronic Thesis Deposit Process.

Lawless, Tim and Kouker, Alexander (2014) Institutional Repository Report-Electronic Thesis Deposit Process. Project Report. National College of Ireland Dublin Business School, Dublin. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The libraries of the National College of Ireland and the Dublin Business School have invested significant resources in their respective online Institutional Repositories. The rationale behind the development of online repositories in both libraries is to allow access for research purposes to students and other scholars to the academic output of both colleges, to facilitate academic communication in an open access environment, and for the repositories to act as digital archives. The material hosted on both repositories is similar. Academic articles, conference presentations, working papers, theses and book chapters have been deposited in both. Most items are full text. The aim of both libraries is to allow access to the output of the institution in the spirit of scholarly exchange of information and ideas. The respective repositories have encountered similar issues. The most significant is the way in which student theses are deposited. The process by which this has evolved has been ad hoc. In the N.C.I. a large number of past theses were scanned to pdf, and deposited by library staff. Current theses are harvested from Moodle, and these are then deposited. A similar Moodle trawl is performed in D.B.S, and then they are deposited by library staff. In other institutions there have been various types of self-submission policies set up, whereby students in those institutions upload their theses onto the institutional repository, or take part in the process of uploading an item. This usually involves filling out a template on the repository and dropping the work into a holding area on the database. In most cases a member of academic member of staff then verifies that the submitted work is the final version, and library staff then ‘drop’ the work into the live archive. The purpose of this report is to investigate the submission policies of other institutions, discuss whether or not self-submission could be implemented, and also to investigate whether the current procedure of submission via Moodle can be improved or enhanced.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Includes appendices
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Library and Information Service Publications
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 08:15
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1593

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