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|Title: ||ETDs in Brazil: 2001 - 2009|
|Authors: ||Ana Pavani|
|Issue Date: ||30-Mar-2010 |
|Publisher: ||University of Pittsburgh, University Library System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA http://conferences.library.pitt.edu/ocs/|
|Citation: ||In Proceedings of Twelfth Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations|
|Abstract: ||Brazil is a very large country that spreads from the North of the Equator to the South of the Tropic of Capricorn; it has many landscapes and climates. The population concentration and the Human Development Index vary from region to region.
The South and South East have the highest population density and the highest development levels. The majority of oldest and most traditional graduate programs in the country are in these regions too.
ETDs in Brazil started in the late 1990s. In 2001 a project of the Ministry of Science and Technology created the Brazilian national consortium of ETDs. At that moment, there were only 3 universities with ETD programs - 2 were in the South East and the third in the South.
The national consortium is named BDTD - Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertações (http://bdtd.ibict.br) and it is operated and managed by IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (http://www.ibict.br/). BDTD developed free and open software for th universities to use. Training sessions were held all over the country in order to support the local institutions.
At the moment there are 78 institutions with ETD programs and the National Consortium holds over 83,000 metadata records. All institutions operate digital libraries that are OAI-PMH - Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting data providers.
This poster shows the evolution of ETDs programs - mapping geographical regions and sizes of collections, currently present in all regions of Brazil.|
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