The Development and Prospect of ETDs of Taiwan and Hong Kong: Case Study from National Central Library (NCL) of Taiwan and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
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AbstractLibrary plays a major role in the management and full text hosting of the thesis and dissertation output. But there are still differences between maintaining a union catalogue and an individual institutional ETD repository. This presentation will compare the similarities and differences between managing a national wide union catalogue with over 1 million records that built for over 20 years, with a late comer of ETD practitioner with around 13,000 records in the local repository.

At the union catalogue level, “National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan (Taiwan NDLTD System)” constructed by National Central Library (NCL) of Taiwan, contains over 1,000,000 bibliographies of theses and dissertations of different academic disciplines dated back to 1956 and offers over 400,000 full texts to worldwide users for free retrieve and download. NCL will share the project background and how the application was built up and on a standalone platform, as well as their workflow to harvest and retrieve records from the 142 member libraries. The policies of the copyright, embargo and handling of hard copies that affect the open accessibility of the ETD full text will also be addressed.

The CUHK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection (the ETD Collection) holds the full-text of research degree’s theses and doctoral dissertations submitted by postgraduate students of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) since 1967. It comprises more than 13,000 volumes in both English and Chinese. Searchable PDFs for the body text, abstracts and table of contents in both English and Chinese are provided. CUHK Library, at the institutional level, will share the project background, method for building up the full text and the metadata to the repository that could be harvested by a union ETD catalogue at Hong Kong. Promotion and usage of the platform will also be covered.

National Central Library of Taiwan and the CUHK hope the sharing from the two different roles would benefit for other national wide and institutional level repository managers and fellow researchers.
All Author(s) ListHung-Te Wang, Jeff Liu, An-Chi Lin, Ting-Yu Wu
Name of ConferenceETD2017 Conference
Start Date of Conference07/08/2017
End Date of Conference09/08/2017
Place of ConferenceWashington D.C.
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsETD, electronic theses and dissertations, union catalogue, institutional repository

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