versión ISSN 1024-9435
DIAZ RODRIGUEZ, Yoselyn y SANCHEZ TARRAGO, Nancy. Proposal for the design of a repository of doctoral theses for Health sector in Cuba. ACIMED [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.3, pp. 283-207. ISSN 1024-9435.
Theses repositories, as part of the open access movement to information, have become the excellence means to achieve the appropriate record, access, visibility and long term preservation of the scientific production generated by university communities. Doctoral theses constitute one of its more valuable assets. The purpose of the actual research is to make a proposal for the design of a Doctoral Theses Repository for Health sector in Cuba. Therefore, the analysis of the 32 repositories registered in the category of theses repositories in medicine and health of the Directory of Repositories of Open Access (Open Doar) was carried out. Among other aspects, the repository functions, software platforms, services, and politics of self-archiving, intellectual property, as well as its policies and strategies of digital preservation were studied. The design proposal encompass: objectives and functions, users, basic services, deposit procedures and policy.
Palabras llave : Theses repositories; repository design; electronic theses and dissertations.