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.
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
|Deposited By:||Suleman, Hussein|
|Deposited On:||12 December 2011|