National Repository of Grey Literature 27 records found  1 - 10nextend  jump to record: Search took 0.00 seconds. 
When there’s only one: resource sharing and the predicament of the dissertation request
Eighmy Brown, Melissa ; Smith, Austin ; Thompson, Hilary H.
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are one of the many resources interspersed throughout the current environment of online content. The past two decades have witnessed a shift from print to electronic theses and dissertations and an accompanying growth in university mandates requiring deposit of ETDs in institutional repositories. While these changes should have paved the way for unfettered online access, barriers such as embargoes requested by the author and vendor licensing restrictions have also emerged, hampering access to these unpublished works. Likewise, policies governing cataloging, deposit, and repository access may differ widely across institutions, adding further complexity to the landscape. Interlibrary Loan practitioners are looking for ways to share this unique content and help users navigate the terrain despite the obstacles. This presentation will explore recent trends in thesis requesting and fulfillment using borrowing and lending requests for theses and dissertations from two U.S. public research universities, along with the perspectives of colleagues at peer institutions. These data sets demonstrate that the demand for these materials extends across borders, raising the question: how can we encourage the sharing of ETDs on a global scale? The authors hope their research on the accessibility of theses and dissertations will inform the international academic community on ways to improve the sharing of these important institutional assets, including raising awareness of the need for a policy and workflow that permits controlled ILL lending of embargoed ETDs that mirrors lending of print dissertations.
Fulltext: Download fulltextPDF
Ways of Dissemination, Usage and Impact Tracking of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Kettler, Meinhard
The digital transformation has had a tremendous impact on graduate research workflows and output. Most theses are submitted as ETDs, although the share varies by country and by subject. Universities worldwide are running institutional repositories to showcase new graduate research, as well as recently digitized material. The presentation will highlight studies on dissertation and theses usage on repositories as well as giving insights into ProQuest’s unique dissertations and theses analytics.
Fulltext: idr-1035_1 - Download fulltextPDF
Slides: idr-1035_2 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-1035_3 - Download fulltextPDF
Video: idr-1035_4 - Download fulltextMP4
Online Subject Searching of Dissertations
Bratková, Eva
This paper evaluates searching for doctoral dissertations by topic in various online systems. The situation in the Czech Republic is introduced, including the problems involved in completing successful topical searches for dissertations – is it possible to find all relevant materials, or is it sufficient just to find something? The Czech situation is then compared with how systems abroad, particularly in the United States, are being implemented with new access routes for dissertations in the form of linked open data, in which controlled vocabularies of subject terms figure prominently. The paper also discusses how selected European systems whose dissertations are already presented in the WorldCat database will cope with a challenge: “... Over time, these references [for topic entities] will be replaced with persistent URIs to... Linked Data resources”?
Fulltext: idr-1034_3 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-1034_4 - Download fulltextPDF
Slides: idr-1034_1 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-1034_2 - Download fulltextPDF
Video: idr-1034_5 - Download fulltextMP4
Making data in PhD dissertations reusable for research
Schöpfel, Joachim ; Malleret, Cécile
How can an academic library contribute to make data submitted together with PhD dissertations useful for further research? Our paper provides some recommendations for information professionals, based on a review of studies and projects and on empirical evidence from a content analysis of data sources and types from 300 print and digital dissertations in social sciences and humanities (1987–2013) and a survey on data management conducted with more than 300 scientists and PhD students in April and May 2015 on the Lille campus.
Fulltext: idr-939_3 - Download fulltextPDF
Slides: idr-939_1 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-939_2 - Download fulltextPDF
Video: idr-939_4 - Download fulltextMP4
10 years with grey literature at Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Budínský, Lukáš ; Fabián, Ondřej
The Library of Tomas Bata University in Zlín has been working on accessioning academic grey literature systematically for the last 10 years. During this time, one of the first information systems storing theses and dissertations changed from a closed, manually updated system into a fully automated and fully open repository with a number of integrations with both internal and external systems. New types of documents were added and several services were introduced for working with grey literature effectively. This contribution will describe its current state and outline the hurdles encountered getting there.
Fulltext: idr-937_3 - Download fulltextPDF
Slides: idr-937_1 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-937_2 - Download fulltextPDF
Video: idr-937_4 - Download fulltextMP4
The role of academic library in disseminating grey literature – a case study: Adam Mickiewicz University Repository
Rychlik, Małgorzata
One of the main and crucial strategic projects that any university, or an institution of higher learning, has been recently involved in is the creation and development of an institutional repository. The AMUR repository as an open web-based archive of scholarly material originated in 2010 and has aggregated a collection of more than 11,000 diverse digital objects. This paper presents the types of documents that have been archived in the repository, focusing in particular on unconventional (grey) literature. The following key elements are presented: standards for metadata, archiving rules that specify the criteria for the type of data to be archived, access mode to specific resources and the purpose and structure of deposit licences for the AMUR institutional repository. In addition, the language coverage (Polish, official congress languages and other languages) as well as chronological range of the grey literature deposited with the repository are briefly discussed.
Fulltext: idr-936_3 - Download fulltextPDF
Slides: idr-936_1 - Download fulltextPDF; idr-936_2 - Download fulltextPDF
Video: idr-936_4 - Download fulltextMP4

National Repository of Grey Literature : 27 records found   1 - 10nextend  jump to record:
Interested in being notified about new results for this query?
Subscribe to the RSS feed.