Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in collaboration with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad organised a two days National Seminar on "Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations" during 22nd March and 23rd March, 2012. This seminar provided a platform and a unique opportunity to network, shared experiences and discussed current good practices from around the region, enabling researchers and practitioners in the area of Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
Photo Gallery of Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Seminar
- Welcome address and Introduction to the Seminar by Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
- Introduction to Shodhganga ETD Project of INFLIBNET by Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET.
- Address by Professor Sudha Pai, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Guest of Honour
- Address by Dr. Dev Swarup, Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission, Guest of Honour
- Inaugural address by Professor Sudhir Kumar Sopory, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Chief Guest
- Keynote address by “Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations” by Dr. Vinod Chachra, Member Board of Directors, Networked Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations, USA & President of VTLS Inc.
- Vote of Thanks by Dr. Manoj Kumar, Scientist, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad
Technical Session – I : ETDs: Policy Setting and Enforcement
Digital Preservation Requirements of Electronic Educational Content: A Perspective of National Digital Preservation Programme by Dr. Dinesh Katre, Associate Director & HoD, Human-Centred Design& Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune.
An Analysis of ETDMS, UKETD-DC and Sodhganga Metadata Schema by Dr A. R. D. Prasad, Prof. & Head- DRTC, ISI, Bangaluru
Technical Session – II: Shodhganga: An opportunity for University Libraries in India
Shodhganga: Central Repository of Electronic Theses and Dissertation of University Libraries in India by Mr. Manoj Kumar, Scientist D, INFLIBNET Center, Ahmedabad.
Open House on Shodhganga
Technical Session – III: Digitization and Digital Archiving of Theses and Dissertations
Digitization of Legacy Print Theses and Dissertations and other Related Issues by Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, University Librarian, JNU, New Delhi
Institutional Repository at IGNOU by Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Department of Library and Information Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
Evaluation of ETD Programs/Projects: Identification of some Indicators for Success by Dr. T.S. Kumbar, Librarian, IIT, Gandhinagar
Access and Preservation of theses and Dissertation at University of Delhi by Dr. S Majumdar, Ex-University Librarian, Delhi University and Chief Librarian, IIC New Delhi
Hands-on session on the ETD submission tool called Valet and the access tool called VTLS Visualizer by Dr. Vinod Chachra Member Board of Directors, Networked Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations, USA & President of VTLS Inc.
Technical Session – IV: ETD Systems Selection and Use
DSpace for ETD, covering a Customizing UKETD elements; Search, Browse, and OAI-ORE by Dr A R D Prasad, Prof. & Head- DRTC, ISI, Bangaluru
Creation and Management of ETD Archive at IISc Bangalore using Open Source Software by Mr. Filbert Minj, IISc., Bangalore
Etd-unclear issues for Indian Universities by D. Aditya Tripathi, BHU, Varanasi
Technical Session – V: ETD : Case Studies
Impact of Open Access Theses and dissertations on Research by Dr. C. K. Ramaiah, Head-DLIS, Puduchery University, Puduchery.
Creation of ETD Archive at JNU, New Delhi: A proposal by Dr. Manorama Tripathi, Deputy Librarian, JNU
Theses and Dissertations at University of Delhi by Dr. Narendra Kumar, Deputy Librarian, DU, New Delhi
ETD and Institutional Repositories under NARS: A case study of KrishiPrabha and eGRANTH by Dr. Nabi Hasan, Deputy Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Technical Session – VI: Copyright and other related Issues concerning ETDs.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations vis-à-vis Plagiarism : Challenges and Opportunities by Mr. Vakul Sharma, Advocate Supreme Court and Expert on Copyright issues on Digital Preservation
Open Access to Theses and Dissertations : Some Ethical Issues by Dr. Jagtar Singh, Dean & Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
Panel Discussion: Preservation and Access of Theses and Dissertations: Issues and Challenges
ETD Initiatives at University of Pondicherry: Dr. R Samyuktha, University Librarian, Pondichery University
Role of ICSSR in Preservation and Access to Theses and Dissertations:Dr. Nutan Johry , Dy. Director, NASSDOC New Delhi
Marketing of Indian Theses and Dissertations: Mr. N V Sathyanarayan, Informatics India Pvt. Ltd.
Preservation and Access to Theses and Dissertations IGNOU: Dr. S K Arora, University Librarian, IGNOU, New Delhi
Preservation and Access to Theses and Dissertations at BRA University: Dr. Debal C Kar, University Librarian, DR BRA University, Delhi
Summary Report of the Seminar : Dr. Manorma Tripathi, Dy. Librarian, JNU, Rapporteur General
Concluding Remarks: Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET
Valedictory Address: Dr. R K Chadha, Joint Secretary, Parliament of India, New Delhi
Vote of Thanks: Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, JNU, New Delhi