[Air-L] EThOS: Free Downloads Of UK Dissertations/Theses From The British Library

natalya godbold ngodbold at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 03:18:54 PST 2010


The Australian equivalent is at  http://adt.caul.edu.au/


On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:13 AM, Jones, Jacqueline <
Jacqueline.Jones at ucdenver.edu> wrote:

> Thanks so much for this information. Congrats on the big 60! Are there
> similar databases in Australia and the US that are free? I probably should
> know this but I don't :) Does anyone know? Cheers Jackie
> Jacqueline Jones PhD RN
> Associate Professor
> College of Nursing University of Colorado at Denver
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:
> air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of gerrymck
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:58 PM
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org; SOCNET at lists.ufl.edu
> Subject: [Air-L] EThOS: Free Downloads Of UK Dissertations/Theses From The
> British Library
>
> Colleagues/
>
> Earlier today (On My Big 60 ooohhhhhh) [:-)] >
>
> I (re)discovered EThOS, the database of UK dissertations and theses
> provided
> by the British Library >
>
> [I saw a demo of a prototype [?] of the service by the developers [?] at a
> conference in England in 2008]
>
> Among other services, EThOS allows one to search / select / and in
> some/many
> cases download the full-text of items of interest FREE of charge!
>
> "The aim of EThOS is:
>
> *To offer a 'single point of access' where researchers the world over can
> access ALL theses produced by UK Higher Education
> *To support Higher Education Institutions through the transition from print
> to e-theses
> *To help UK Higher Education Institutions expand available content by
> digitising paper theses
> *To demonstrate the quality of UK research and help attract students and
> research investment into UK HE\
> To achieve this, EThOS offers a coherent and consistent interface by
> implementing a central 'hub' comprising an e-store and a digitisation suite
> at The British Library site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire. The hub automatically
> harvests e-theses from Institutional Repositories and digitises paper
> theses
> from participating institutions to offer the single point of access.
>
> Many UK institutions support Open Access to their theses, so download of
> their digital and digitised theses is free to the researcher. A small
> number
> of participating institutions may not be able to offer Open Access and in
> this case the researcher may have to pay for the digitisation.
>
> Where a thesis must be digitised before supply, you can expect a short
> delay. However, you will be informed when the thesis is ready for
> collection
> and you can then log on to the system and download it.
>
> EThOS can only offer the theses of participating institutions. While we
> expect a large number of institutions to take part, we cannot supply from
> an
> institutions which chooses not to. In this case, you should approach the
> institution's library directly to gain access to a thesis."
>
> >>> "Search across 250,000+ theses for free and order full text quickly and
> easily" <<<
>
> Links To EThOS And Its About / FAQs / News / Etc >>> Available At
>
> [ http://tinyurl.com/yeedpp2 ]
>
> Enjoy !
>
> /Gerry
>
> Gerry McKiernan
> Associate Professor
> Science and Technology Librarian
> Iowa State University Library
> Ames IA 50011
>
> Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs
>
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-- 
Natalya Godbold
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney





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