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Scholarly Communication through ETDs: Perspectives from Developing Countries Kamani Perera Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka

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1 Scholarly Communication through ETDs: Perspectives from Developing Countries Kamani Perera Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka and Dinesh Chandra Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

2 Abstract The acceptance of electronic theses and dissertations – working rich digital documents in electronic form, submitting them electronically and publishing them digitally via the library – is growing around the globe as faculty, students, librarians and technologists see the advantage of digital scholarly Communication (Lippincott, CNI).

3 Introduction More timely access Save shelf space Serve globally Crossing the boundaries (time/space/location) One stop shopping 24X7 hr Internet access

4 ETD Game Players Libraries + Universities Library Professionals + IT Specialists

5 Future RCSS Knowledge Centre on South Asian Security Military Academies + Universities in Sri Lanka

6 To obtain printed TDs from universities, military academies the same time obtaining IPR to access full text) Selection/Scanning the TDs Saving as Word Docs Convert to PDFs RCSS Library Database

7 Features of ETDs Reach globally Users can use the same the same any place Easily copied, stored and disseminated Easy to revise, manipulate and merge Less bulky than paper Speedy delivery Add value to services Save users time Generate satisfaction among users More readily available to scholars and researchers Promote interaction with remote users Entire collection made available online Enhance the R & D effectively and efficiently

8 ETD Requirement Internet Access through Internet

9 Conclusion Scholarly Communication through ETDs RCSS ETD Repository User Access ETDs Hope this Dream will come true RCSS/SRI LANKA Thank You


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