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Abstract

Abstract:

Purpose- This study evaluates the Open Access Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (OAETD) repositories available at oatd.org , on the basis of various parameters like structure, content support, technical and operational feasibility. It highlights positive and negative aspects of select OAETD repositories and forward suggestions for the better improvement.

Design/methodology/approach- Survey method coupled with online visits is employed to obtain data from OAETD repositories besides schedule is drafted to understand various technical features.

Findings- The findings of present work further strengthen the belief that adaptation of open access procedures in different settings especially in modern day research is showing an increasing trend. Moreover there is scope for further improvement in technical and operational feasibility of OAETD repositories.

Research limitations/implications- Findings of the study will surely benefit the concerned repository hosting and managing authorities globally to take appropriate measures in improving the standards and technical aspects of OAETD repositories.

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