Supporting and Influencing the deposit of E-Theses in Higher Education

28th March 2011

British Library Conference Centre, London

This half day event will focus on the findings of two recent and complementary research projects funded by the JISC: “Influencing the deposit of E-Theses in Higher Education” undertaken by University College London (UCL) and a study by the British Library:  “Gathering evidence of the benefits of increased visibility and impact of open access theses”; which evaluated the impact of the ‘Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS).

The aim of the UCL study was to capture a snapshot of the current and planned electronic theses deposit policies and practices and to identify the main barriers to the electronic deposit of e-theses. EThOS aims to give access to all theses from participating institutions whether paper based or electronic. It achieves this by harvesting e-theses from Institutional Repositories and by digitising paper based theses as they are ordered by researchers using the system. 

Who Should Attend?

Librarians and Repository staff


Time Description More info.
13:00 Tea and Coffee on Arrival  
13:30 Opening remarks – Jackie Wickham, Repository Support Project  
13:40 Keynote address – Andy Appleyard, British Library Download
14:00 Influencing the Deposit of Electronic Theses in UK Higher Education – Kathy Sadler, University College London Download Download
14:30 Evaluation of the EThOs Project – Ginevra House, British Library Download
15:00 Tea and Coffee Break  
15:30 Panel session with speakers from the four UCL case studies – William Nixon, The University of Glasgow, Nicky Cashman, The University of Aberystwyth, Lorna Mitchell & John Aanonson, Brunel University, Chris Keene, The University of Sussex, Download Download Download Download
16:45 Concluding remarks – Andy Appleyard, British Library  
17:00 Close  


For further information contact Emily Nimmo, telephone: 01158467544.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.