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Monday, March 21, 2005

OA repository for Indian theses and dissertations

The National Centre for Science Information (NCSI) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched an OA repository for electronic theses and dissertations (etd@IISc). From today's announcement: 'etd@IISc repository has been developed to capture, preserve and disseminate research theses of our institute. We expect the repository to grow in the coming days. etd@IISc is compliant to ETD-MS metadata specifications recommended by NDLTD and is also OAI v 2.0 compliant. etd@IISc grew out of two trainee projects in the NCSI IKM training programme. This service complements ePrints@IISc - the research publications repository of IISc operational for about 2 years now. It is growing steadily and is receiving significant accesses from around the world, with about 15,000 abstract/ full text views per month.'