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Successful Implementation of National ETDs Programs: Exploring Factors
Behrooz Rasuli , Mehdi Alipour-Hafezi , Sam Solaimani
PhD Candidate in Library and Information Science Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IRANDOC)
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National Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) programs have been recognized as one of the most effective channels through which Theses and Dissertations (TDs) can be made available to academic communities. However, to establish a national ETDs developers need to be aware of the Critical Success Factors (CSFs). CSFs are the few key areas where “things must go right” for the program to flourish and without them the organization’s efforts for the period will be less than desired. This paper aims to identify CSFs deemed crucial for the implementation of national ETDs. To obtain this objective, the authors conducted a systematic review of relevant studies which focused on the factors affecting the success of ETDs programs. Current literature review follows the process proposed in Cochrane Handbook. Among retrieved the related literature, 67 records were included in the final sample for further analysis. All identified possible CSFs (codes) were categorized in various dimensions (themes). Based on categorizing and thematizing data, this paper conceptualizes a generic framework comprised of five broad dimensions (management and organization, involvement, service, content, and technicalities) in order to make a national ETDs program successful. This is the first study to investigate critical success factor in the ETDs domain. With knowledge about CSFs, stakeholders and managers would be more able to achieve organizational goals, make critical decisions, and allocate resources that are required to make national ETDs implementation programs successful.

Keywords: Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Critical Success Factors, Systematic Literature Review, National ETDs Programs.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2016/08/17 | Accepted: 2016/11/2 | Published: 2016/11/13
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Rasuli B, Alipour-Hafezi M, Solaimani S. Successful Implementation of National ETDs Programs: Exploring Factors. Journal of Information Processing and Management. 2009;
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