A bachelor and master theses portal : specific needs and
business opportunities for the DoKS repository tool
Rudi Baccarne
Central Library, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen
Geel, Belgium
e-mail: [email protected]
ELPUB 2007, the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Vienna University of
Technology, Austria, 13-15 June 2007.
Overview
o Introduction to DoKS
o Differences with academic
repositories
o Business and other opportunities
o Business plan
o Feedback
o Demo and results
Introduction to DoKS
o Started in 2002
o Funded by Flemish government (IWTVlaanderen) and private industry
o Portal for electronic theses of Flemish
university colleges
o Development of DoKS
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Open source
Suitable for other types of content
Easy adaptable to local needs
International standards
Differences with
academic repositories
o Users
o Content
o Applied research from bachelor and master students
o Trainee reports
o Covering wide range of subjects according to college
departments
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Industrial engineering and biotechnology
Social work
Health care and chemistry
Business studies
Technical sciences
Teacher education
o High volume
o More than 1000 theses for Katholieke hogeschool Kempen in
2007
Specific users
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Industry
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Innovation consultants
Award programs
Students
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Knowledge sharing
Research
Cv’s
Academic staff
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Job and trainee offers (~ business plan)
Knowledge sharing
Content screening
Electronic publishing
Software Development
Export functions (library records, title and abstract lists, …)
Online access for examining board
Employment service
Anyone
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Interested in a particular thesis subject
From user to partner
o Formal support from industry and other interest
groups
o Usage of portal has led to new partnerships
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WWAOW print on demand
Innovation consultants
Award programs
IT
University colleges
o Extra services/projects
o www.icthelpt.be
o doks.khk.be/libtheses
o doks.khk.be/research
Business plan
o Idea to develop recruitment tool for
industry based on usage feedback
o Feasibility and economic value
studied in business plan
o Quantitative and qualitative research
o SWOT analysis
Business plan: results
o Automatic creation of cv for each
graduating student
o Cv update wizard seamlessly integrated
with self-archiving wizard for theses
o Account for updating cv after graduating
o Cv search interface
o Output to Europass cv, print and other
formats
Specific content
o Need to be clearly distinguishable
o Adaptation of metadata towards ETD-MS
o End user can perform searches on level of
education
o End user can place a thesis in his context
o Development ETD-MS plug-in for PKPharvester software
o Extra awareness for copyright violations,
professional confidentiality and
embargoes
o Long tail graph
Feedback
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Job/trainee offers
Knowledge sharing
Editors searching for articles
Embargo requests from industry partners
Hardcopy requests
Reporting on violations of the law:
o privacy
o copyright
o professional confidentiality
Feedback: findings
o Repository is strong PR-tool
o Time consuming
o Dispatching questions to the appropriate
department, professors, technical staff or
students.
o Not all feedback can be solved
o Need for social networking tools
o Users want to add comments, tags,
annotations, corrections, ….
Social networking
o Social bookmarking
o Instant messaging
Statistics
o Visitors
o Downloads
o Embargoes
o 89/828
o Copyright agreements 2007
o > 90 %
o Creative Commons 2007
o 39/828 (8/06/2007)
o Print on demand 2007
o 238/828 (8/06/2007)
o Cv’s
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Total: 1691
Fully available: 1022
Available without personal data: 56
Not available: 29
Availability not defined: 584
> 70 % update before end academic year
More figures
o Repositories and publications
o 7 local archives harvested by central
OAI-harvester
o 3322 theses online (> 1500 ETDs from
2007 not included)
o Google AdSense
o Correlation between revenues and
daily visitors ~ graph
(Live)Demo
o ETD Portal
o Central portal: www.doks.be
o KHK portal: doks2.khk.be/eindwerk
o RSS functionality
o Cv module
o Cv wizard
o Cv search
o DoKS CV=> XML Europass => PDF, Word, OpenOffice
o https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/instruments/cv//xmlOpen.do
o DoKS Services
o Research department ~institutional repository
o KHK-projects
Future plans
o Job vacancies
o Integrating with social software tools
o Adaptation towards Bologna
declaration
Useful Links
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http://www.doks.be
http://doks.khk.be/wiki
http://doks2.khk.be/eindwerk
http://sourceforge.net/projects/doksproject
•Questions?
Downloads
o Long tail graph
o Hardcopy loans at the library vs Downloads
Downloads 05-06
3000
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
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Titles
Embargoes vs ETDs
10
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90
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80
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70
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801
828
735
736
746
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711
828
Total Hardcopies
Doks
ETDs (%)
Embargoed (%)
0%
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
26/03/2007
19/03/2007
12/03/2007
5/03/2007
26/02/2007
19/02/2007
12/02/2007
5/02/2007
29/01/2007
22/01/2007
15/01/2007
8/01/2007
1/01/2007
Google AdSense
P aginaw eergaves
R evenues
Cv-module
Cv-wizard
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