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Title: Measuring the Value of Open Access ETDS in Algerian Digital Repositories: An Evaluative Study
Authors: Mettai, Khaled 
Boumarafi, Behdja 
Affiliations: Library Science and Documentation Department 
Library Science and Documentation Department 
Keywords: Open Access;ETDs;Digital Repositories
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2020
Publisher: GreyNet International
Journal: The Grey Journal 
Volume: 16
Issue: Special Winter
Start page: 34
End page: 41
Conference: 12th Conference on Grey Literature and Repositories, 2019 
Over the past years, grey literature in general and electronic digital theses (EDTs) in particular have been becoming more and more digital. Algeria is ranked first among Arab countries with fifteen (15) digital repositories. EDTs represent a large percentage of the repositories' content. Fourteen (14) of these repositories have policies for the collection of theses and dissertations, as well as other types of documents such as articles and reports. The usage of ETDs by undergraduates has been increasing exponentially. This study aims to highlight and evaluate the tools used to measure the usage of ETDs in the digital repositories, their availability and the evaluation methodology.
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