19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
11-13 Jul 2016 Lille (France)
Tuesday 12
Poster session
Poster presentations
› 8:30 - 10:00 (1h30)
› Foyer
Faculty Members and Research Scholars towards National ETD Repository of India
Dinesh K Gupta  1@  
1 : Professor, Dept. of Lib. & Inf. Sc., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra  (KUK)  -  Website

ETD repositories help in easily disseminates the latest research information to a wider community, avoiding the duplicity of researches as well as reducing the plagiarism in research work. In order to improve the ETD system in India, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) has established ‘SHODHGANGA' National ETD repository and made it compulsory for all the Indian Universities to submit a softcopy of all the Ph.D. theses and for that sign an MOU with INFLIBNET. However, the success of the ETDs repository is dependent on the contribution of universities, librarians, research supervisors and research scholars. By now less than half of the universities have signed the MOU with INFLIBNET. The major objective of the present study is to investigate the attitudes and perception of the faulty members and researchers' towards their role and responsibility in the contribution to the national ETDs repository and to highlights the obstacles encountered by the Faculty and researchers in participation of National ETD repository and give suggestions to expedite promotion of submission and usage of National ETD repository.


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Prof. Dinesh K. Gupta is presently Professor in the Dept. of Lib. & Inf. Sc., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, INDIA. He has a long teaching and research experience of more than 24 years. He has supervised 5 Doctoral Scholars; Dissertations in M. Phil. (15) and M. Lib. & Inf. Sc. (30) courses and has been supervising many research scholars for their Doctorate degree and Dissertations in Ph. D. and M. Phil. courses. His research/ interest areas include ICT Applications in Lib. and Inf. Centres, Crowdsourcing, E-Governance etc. He has published more than two dozen research papers in National and International Journals and contributed Chapters in books, co-authored and edited one book each and prepared Course Material for the Distance Education courses of various universities and presented papers in Conferences. He has delivered more than 70 lectures in the Orientation and Refresher Courses and about 80 extension lectures in other universities and institutions. He has attended more than 25 National and International Conferences & Workshops, Refresher Courses etc. He presented a paper in International Conference ‘ETD 2013' in September 2013 organised by Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. He has Chaired Technical Sessions in many National and International conferences and Presided over the Valedictory Function of a National Workshop. He Chaired a Technical Session in ETD 2015 organised by JNU, New Delhi, INDIA. He is Member of Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) and Reviewer of Library Management' International Journal of Emerald; Executive Editor, International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, India; had been Member, Editorial Board and Reviewer, Kurukshetra University Research Journal of Arts and Humanities, KUK, for 6 years; Reviewer, Annals of Lib. & Inf. Studies, India. He had been twice Chairman, Dept. of Lib. & Inf. Sc., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India and Board of Studies (UG & PG). He is/had been Member, Academic Council; Faculty of Arts and Languages, UG and PG Board of Studies of Kurukshetra University. He is on the Panel of Selection Committees, Ph. D. Examiners of a number of Universities. He is Life Member of many national professional bodies and Annual Member of NDLTD.



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