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Creating a National Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Portal in South Africa

Webley, Lawrence, Tatenda Chipeperekwa and Hussein Suleman (2011) Creating a National Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Portal in South Africa. In Olivier, Elsabé and Hussein Suleman, Eds. Proceedings 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

A national Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) portal has been developed in South Africa to provide access to a country-specific collection of ETDs and, more importantly, to coordinate, manage, monitor and support the development of ETD programmes at the various universities. This portal required the development of a custom software solution, using a multi-tiered simple architecture of complex components. It is argued in this paper that this tiered architecture, tightly integrated into a commonly-used application/operating system framework, is a good approach to develop such central repository architectures to interconnect into the larger repository ecosystems of NDLTD and similar organisations.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:ETD, OAI-PMH, repository, harvester, portal, national archive, metadata
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:748
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:12 December 2011
Alternative Locations:http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/papers/etd2011_webley.pdf