Creating a National Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Portal in South Africa

Webley, Lawrence and Chipeperekwa, Tatenda and Suleman, Hussein (2011) Creating a National Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Portal in South Africa, Proceedings of 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 13-17 September 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: ETD, OAI-PMH, repository, harvester, portal, national archive, metadata
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Information systems > Information retrieval
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33

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