CURL, in joint partnership with the British Library, has recently been successful in winning JISC funding to create the first stage of a UK e-theses service. The purpose of EThOS is to deliver, over a period of 18 months, a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype UK e-theses online service that will enable end-users, via one single web interface, to access the full text, in secure format, of electronically stored theses after selection from a UK Database of Theses (UKDoT). The service will enable HE institutions, in partnership with the British Library, to ensure a much higher level of national and international visibility for the UK postgraduate research output, as well as its preservation in perpetuity.
The project partners are the Universities of Glasgow (lead site), Birmingham, Edinburgh, Southampton and Warwick; the British Library; Cranfield University; the National Library of Wales; the Robert Gordon University; and SHERPA (consortium led by the University of Nottingham).
All enquiries should be directed, in the first instance, to Colin Galloway (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University of Glasgow.