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  • Collecting academic theses and dissertations has long been an important mission of a university library. With the advent of computing and networking technologies, collecting the electronic theses and dissertations has reached its maturity. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), abbreviated as NDLTD, is a non-profit international organization that aims to facilitate universities worldwide to systematically collect and share their theses and dissertations by providing tools, administration experiences, and discussion boards. Presently, NDLTD has more than 160 members worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.ndltd.org.

    We, at the National Sun Yat-sen University, are the first university in Taiwan to join NDLTD. We have developed a software system based on the ETD system released by NDLTD in 1999, customized it to Chinese interface, and adapted it to fit the regulations of the advanced education settings in Taiwan. The resultant ETD system is named eThesys, standing for Electronic Theses Harvestable and Extensible System, as it supports OAI harvesting protocol and allows extension in its architecture. EThesys is freely available to all universities. However, to ensure the complete and sharable theses collection in Taiwan, the adopting universities in Taiwan have the obligation to allow National Central Library in Taiwan to harvest their data. For more information, please visit eThesys site (in Chinese Big 5 interface) at http://ethesys.lib.nsysu.edu.tw or contact the project leader Professor San-Yih Hwang at syhwang@mis.nsysu.edu.tw.eThesys is currently sponsored by National Central Library in Taiwan.


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  • There are presently nine universities in Taiwan that have adopted eThesys and completely collected their own theses and dissertations. They are:

     


    If any question, please discuss in ethesys forum