Thanks Marie, that's useful to know - I'll feed that back to the rest of the group who are dealing with this
From: UK discussion list for electronic theses and dissertations [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marie Cairney
Sent: 07 February 2018 12:14
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Subject: Re: Redacted sections in e-theses - exam copy .v. accessible copy
At University of Glasgow we still require both print and e-versions of theses so this might not be overly helpful!
I'm sure though that we'll be considering e-only format/s in the future so am interested in other replies. In case this is of use - this is what we do with electronic versions with copyright restrictions:
For electronic versions which cannot be uploaded due to inclusion of 3rd party copyright or of creative works by students we archive the full electronic version. The file/s are not uploaded to the record in the repository, archiving is on a secure drive and we also keep the CDs/pen drives in a locked area.
So long as no other restrictions are in place, this allows us to make the e-versions of theses with 3rd party content available to other users on completion of a copyright declaration form.
We also allow students the option of submitting 2 e-versions, an edited e-version (3rd party material removed and which may be uploaded after any embargo has expired) and the full version which is archived.
For those theses with creative works (compositions, novels etc.) the e-versions are archived in the same way. The student can choose to upload part of the thesis, (e.g. commentary) but often does not opt to do this. If we get external requests for access to these works we forward those on to the student who will then decide whether they want to correspond with the requester or not.
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From: UK discussion list for electronic theses and dissertations [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Katrina Clifford
Sent: 07 February 2018 10:48
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Subject: Redacted sections in e-theses - exam copy .v. accessible copy
At Kingston we are looking at moving to e-only for our Research level theses (Masters of Research and above).
One question we have is regarding how to handle theses where the full version cannot be posted online (containing 3rd party copyright/creative works such as writing or music (created by the student) etc...).
For example, do you require a paper copy in these instances or have a full electronic copy held somewhere other than the Institutional Repository?
Up until now it has not been an issue as there was the full paper copy available for consultation.
I'd be very interested to know how other institutions deal with this.
Thanks in advance
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