This item is in: Chandos > Information management > Archives, cataloguing and classificationMaking Theses and Dissertations Available Electronically
Susan Copeland, The Robert Gordon University, UK and Gail McMillan, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA
Chandos Information Professional Series
- concentrates on the specific topic of making theses and dissertations available in electronic format
- relevant to a global readership - includes information about developments in e-theses worldwide
- covers key aspects of e-theses production, management and the factors that need to be taken into consideration when changing from a paper based system to an electronic arrangement
This book provides librarians with a practical guide for making theses and dissertations available in electronic format. It also provides academic staff and students with an overview of recent developments in this area. It covers specific issues, ranging from why it is useful to make this form of research output accessible on the web and how to persuade university managers that this is so, to practical advice on including Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) in institutional repositories and the training that should be provided to students who are being encouraged to express their research results in multimedia format, to submitting their work in accordance with new regulations. The book concludes with examples of best practice from a number of countries around the world.
Readership: Provides concise and comprehensive coverage of the subject and it provides both a practical guide for practitioners and an overview of developments for students and academics.ISBN 1 84334 341 X
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 341 7
200 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
Approx. £47.50 / US$80.00 / €55.00
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About the authors
Susan Copeland is Senior Information Adviser at The Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen. She was the project director for the JISC funded 'Electronic Theses' project which was undertaken from 2002 to 2005 as part of the JISC 'FAIR' programme, and is responsible for the design and creation of an e-theses 'Toolkit' as part of the JISC funded 'EThOS' project which is led by the University of Glasgow.
Gail McMillan is Director, Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech. (Virginia Polytechnic and State University), USA.
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Introduction; ETDs in context; The definition of an ETD; The benefits of ETDs; Achieving the ‘culture change’; Making ETDs available; Providing training; International developments; Keeping up to date.