We have implemented electronic only submission of e-theses. We have received a trickle of theses to date since this has only been mandatory since August 2008. Interestingly, we have received an increasing amount of interest in voluntary e-theses submission.
Some of the key issues are :
1. Developing consensus and approval by Research Committee, PGR Directors and other key academics that making the research open access and electronic only was in the best interests of students and other stakeholders.
2. Working with key stakeholders to change the regulations
3. Integrating the e-theses submission procedures into existing business processes for theses submission
4. Building linkages with key stakeholders and training them about the process
5. Developing a mechanism for deposit of theses by students
5. Managing risk - restricted items
5. Ensuring the security of data
6. Training students about depositing their thesis including third party rights issues
Institutional Repository Librarian
University of Liverpool
Tel: 0151 794-5408
From: UK discussion list for electronic theses and dissertations [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joanne Marsh
Sent: 15 March 2011 15:08
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Subject: Complete Electronic Submission for PhD
A question has recently been raised within my institution about moving to complete electronic submission for all theses. I wondered if any other institution has already done this and what the issues surrounding this were and how they were dealt with.
Many thanks for any help with this query,
Tel: 024 7688 7530
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