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EThOS OR08 presentation final draft.ppt EThOS
A
National
OAI
and
Digitisation
Service
for
e‐theses
in
the
United
Kingdom
 Jill
Russell,
Chris
Awre,
Anthony
 Troman
and
Paul
Needham
Open
Repositories
2008

 E‐theses
   Theses
have
distinct
characteristics
 o They
represent
the
intellectual
record
of
institutional
postgraduate
activity
 o They
contain
rich
research
output
   And
yet…
 o Access
is
limited
 o Preservation
at
risk
from
limited
copies
   Make
use
of
the
digital
creation
of
theses
and
the
ability
to
digitise
print
theses
 o E‐theses!
 E‐theses
and
OAI
   Institutional
repositories
 o Store,
share
and
preserve
e‐theses
   Open
access
sharing
through
OAI‐PMH
harvesting
 o IR
systems
all
enable
use
of
this
protocol
 o Increase
awareness
and
use
of
theses
on
open
access
   But…
 o Simply
exposing
the
metadata
(and/or
content)
doesn’t
mean
it
will
be
harvested
or
accessed
 o Sustainable
OAI
service
providers
are
needed
 What
is
EThOS?
   EThOS
feasibility
study,
2005‐6
 o JISC
project
to
develop
a
pilot
OAI
service
provider
for
e‐theses
 o Also
tasked
with
developing
a
financially
viable
and
sustainable
business
model
   EThOSnet
project,
2007‐9
 o JISC
project
to
develop
a
live
service
   EThOS
service
 o Due
to
be
available
from
August
2008
 EThOSnet
project
   A
partnership
between
the
British
Library
and
UK
HE,
2007‐9
 o Imperial
College
(project
lead)
 o University
of
Birmingham
(advocacy)
 o Robert
Gordon
University
(legal)
 o Cranfield
University
(toolkit
–
see
next
slide)
 o University
of
Hull
(technical
advice
and
planning)
 o British
Library
(EThOS
hub)
 EThOS
Toolkit
   Dual
role
 o Advocate
e‐theses
and
how
to
implement
the
necessary
procedures
and
technology
 o Establish
a
common
process
that
allows
an
OAI
service
provider
to
work
over
the
many
varied
institutional
repositories
providing
e‐theses
   Information
provided
by
EThOS…
 o …but
also
sought
from
the
community
   http://ethostoolkit.rgu.ac.uk/
 o New,
impro

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