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.
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. Siddhartha Shakya is Research Assistant at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Gail McMillan is Director, Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech. (Virginia Polytechnic and State University), USA.