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The development and promotion of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) within the UK.

Copeland, Susan; Penman, Andrew

Authors

Susan Copeland

Andrew Penman



Abstract

An increasing number of universities are accepting and encouraging the submission of theses and dissertations in electronic format. Two hundred and three institutions are now members of the international 'Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations' (NDLTD), and in May 2003 over 200 individuals travelled to Berlin to participate in the ETD symposium ('Next Steps - Electronic Theses and Dissertations Worldwide'). The support of UNESCO and the work undertaken by key institutions such as Virginia Tech. has led to wide-scale developments at national and individual level. Within the UK, funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has enabled three project teams to engage in research and development associated with the creation, management, and use of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). This paper considers recent ETD-related activity in the UK within the broader international context. It concentrates, in particular, on the work of the Electronic Theses project consortium that is led by The Robert Gordon University. The benefits of ETDs, issues of concern, the selection of software, and advocacy requirements are amongst the topics addressed. The authors welcome comments on both the project and the information available on the Electronic Theses project Web pages.

Citation

COPELAND, S. and PENMAN, A. 2004. The development and promotion of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) within the UK. New review of information networking [online], 10(1), pages 19-32. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570412331311978

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2004
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2004
Publication Date Jun 30, 2004
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2007
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2007
Journal New review of information networking
Print ISSN 1361-4576
Electronic ISSN 1740-7869
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 19-32
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570412331311978
Keywords Electronic Theses; Dissertations; Academic; Theses; ETD
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/46

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