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Mapping of Electronic Theses of Shodhganga Repository Submitted by the New State Universities of Wes

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 207) Last page : ( 214) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00032.4

Mapping of Electronic Theses of Shodhganga Repository Submitted by the New State Universities of West Bengal: An evaluative study

Chattopadhyay Partha*, Singha Bibhash Ram** *Librarian, HiralalBhakat College, Nalhati, Birbhum, Kolkata, West Bengal, India **Librarian, Malda Women's College, Malda, West Bengal. Kolkata. India Abstract A sea change has been noticed in the field of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) that also impacted the scholarly research in the higher education sector. The new ideas, knowledge created by the research have the major impacts directly or indirectly for the overall development of the civil society at large. The new research and dissertations are now available to the public domain due to Open Access Movement in recent pasts. The Shodhganga Project for digital archiving of electronic theses by the INFLIBNET (Information & Library Network) Centre, is a step - ahead direction where Indian universities contribute their theses to upload to this Online Repository for smooth access by the common people throughout the world. This paper is an attempt to make an evaluative study of the contributions by the newly created (after the year 2000) State aided universities of the state West Bengal.

Keywords Shodhganga, Institutional Repository, Open Access, Theses.


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