"Repository of Open Access Dissertations" (ROAD) is a project case to archive, disseminate and index the theses and dissertations in subjective categories of Applied, Social, Engineering, Medical and Life Sciences through Open Access modular platform. "ROAD" aims not only to create a simple workflow for the dissertations archiving, But also to provide free of access, use and share them to making bridges between pure academic dissertations results and practical usages. In addition, abilities to ingest metadata tags and data analysis make the dissertations more visible, compatible and remarkable.
How "ROAD" makes impact?
"ROAD" strongly follows the paths to make compatible, ease of access and dynamic plans to record, archive and disseminate the research works in thesis and dissertation formats. Universities, Libraries and Individual Authors have the level of access to submit the theses and dissertations to evaluate, confirm and archive in the repository open access platform. "ROAD" is also available to represent direct archiving and recording for the submitted theses and dissertations from partner universities and libraries in sub-branding repositories. Furthermore, "ROAD" makes more discoverability and dissemination for the recorded and archived dissertations by hinting "DOI" form Crossref.
Data harvesting for the recorded and archived dissertations helps more visibility and discoverability as well as representing the data records in supplementary meta-tags. The collected data sources present in visualized themes to proving the results and findings of archived documents. Submission process for the harvested data sources of dissertations arranges by authors, universities or librarians independently and "ROAD" will not add, revise or delete a data source without consent of dissertations copyright holders.