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The impact of mandatory policies on ETD acquisition

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Sale, AHJ (2005) The impact of mandatory policies on ETD acquisition. Working Paper. Unpublished. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the data now available in Australia's coordinated Electronic Theses and Dissertations gateway to show the impact of high-level institutional policy decisions on population of the individual repositories. The paper shows that just like research article repositories, voluntary ETD deposition results in repositories collecting only about 15% of the available theses, whereas mandatory policies are well accepted and cause deposit rates to rise towards 100%. Modeling of the PhD and Master process in Australia is also carried out to indicate the delays and liabilities to be expected if mandatory policies are applied only to newly enrolled candidates.

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Keywords: ETD, collection policy, e-thesis, e-theses, institution policy, Australian Digital Theses, ADT, Australasian Digital Theses
Publisher: Unpublished
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:10
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/222
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