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Title: Technical Aspects of Managing a Large-Scale ETD Repository - Insights from Shodhganga
Authors: Patel, Swapnil
Patel, Yatrik
Keywords: ETD Challenges
Large-scale repository
Managing ETDs
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2023
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar
Abstract: The Due to technological advancement in recent years, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are becoming increasingly popular. On the other hand, due to the complexities associated with it, managing and maintaining large-scale ETD repositories is also becoming a challenging task. This paper thoroughly explores the multifaceted challenges associated with the management of a large-scale ETD repository, drawing invaluable insights from the experience of Shodhganga. It examines critical areas such as the selection of the platform and technology, software customization, workflow orchestration, quality control, userfriendliness, performance optimization, security measures and redundancy and backup strategies. The paper not only highlights the complexities posed by these challenges but also presents innovative and effective solutions to address them. It emphasizes the importance of choosing the right platform and technology for scalability and performance. It also discusses the significance of software customization for academic institutions. Workflow efficiency, quality control, and user-friendly interfaces are highlighted for repository integrity and accessibility. Performance optimization, security measures, and redundancy strategies are detailed to protect academic content and ensure availability in unexpected situations. This paper will serve as a valuable resource for institutions and organizations tasked with managing large-scale ETD repositories. By understanding these challenges and implementing the suggested solutions, repository managers can facilitate the seamless dissemination of academic research.
Description: 26th International Symposium, ETD 2023, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 26-28 October, 2023
ISBN: 9789381232125
Appears in Collections:26th International Symposium ETD 2023

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