Tag Archives: theses

Bid to host ETD 2019, the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

(27 April 2018) The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is accepting bids to host the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2019. Hosting this prestigious international conference is a unique prospect since it also brings value to the hosting institution.  As a host, the institution gains recognition as  a thought leader in the […]


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Dissertations from Philippines university available globally

(2 February 2018)  For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are now available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities. As a member of the PQDT publishing program, Philippines Women’s University will contribute its graduate […]


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The crumbling façade: my experience working for an essay mill

(12 December 2017) According to a recent UK Government-backed review, academics are topping up their earnings by writing for “essay mill” sites which help students to cheat in their assignments. S. A. Mills was one of those academics and recounts the experience here; offering an insight into the allure of such opportunities for those either […]


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Thesis Commons launched

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS)  launched ‘Thesis Commons‘, a free, cloud-based platform for the submission, dissemination, and discovery of graduate and undergraduate theses and dissertations. It is built on an open-source infrastructure called the Open Science Framework (OSF) by which the authors can share their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) easily and […]


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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]


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ProQuest and CALIS bring Chinese scholarship to a global audience

270,000 dissertations from premier Chinese universities now in PQDT Global™ Database (13 April 2017, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System (CALIS), a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The […]


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Thesis cheats beware! Academic plagiarism being made an offence in India

(26 June 2016) The Government of India plans to bring in a law to stop rampant plagiarism in academia, with punishment ranging from a warning to deregistration in the case of students and dismissal from service for teachers. Higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) is finalising a draft law — the first of its […]


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IISc library to digitise books, doctoral theses

(1 March 2016, Bengaluru) The library committee of the Indian Institute of Science, has outsourced the scanning of thesis papers. The remaining work like preparing the index, making data legible and easy searching with links was done by the library staff. Each thesis has around 250 pages and around 5,000 theses are to be digitised. […]


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Theses Digitising Project at UNSW library

(12 March 2015) UNSW Library is digitising UNSW higher degree theses currently archived in print format in the library. They will be available through its open access repository, UNSWorks, open to scholars around the world.


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Japan’s electronic doctoral dissertations from after April 2013 are now available

(1 October 2014) The National Diet Library (NDL) has acquired electronic doctoral dissertations for which degrees were conferred in or after April 2013. On 1 October 2014, the NDL started making them available. You can view these electronic doctoral dissertations from Japanese institutions on the National Diet Library Digital Collections (Doctoral Dissertations) within the facilities […]


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Electronic Theses & Dissertations 2014

Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) is the key international conference on developments and trends in electronic theses and dissertations initiatives. Registration for ETD2014 is now open at http://www.le.ac.uk/etd2014 Venue is the University of Leicester, UK, 23 to 25 July 2014. Keynote speakers are Dr Peter Murray-Rust of the University of Cambridge on using electronic theses to […]


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The Jurn.org academic search tool expands in scope

(25 April 2014) The open access search tool Jurn.org has just completed a significant expansion, undertaken throughout March/April 2014. Jurn.org had  previously only indexed its core collection of over 4,000 arts and humanities eJournals, all open access or otherwise free. The new Jurn.org expansion has now added a large intake of business, science, biomedical and […]


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Electronic Theses Online Service UK

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It offers thousands of theses about the Asia Pacific region. It supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities […]


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Finding Australian theses

(23 January 2014) The Australasian Digital Theses Program database ceased operation in March 2011. The database server has been decomissioned, and the content of that database is searchable via the National Library of Australia’s Trove service. The National Library of Australia’s Trove is a free repository of Australian material, including almost a million Australian theses. Full […]


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The Rare & Special eZone @ HKUST

(19 September 2013)  The Rare & Special eZone is the search and retrieval interface for accessing publicly available digitized materials from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library’s University Archives and Special Collections. Currently this database contains more than 300 images of maps, 100 volumes of books, 700 images of posters, and the […]


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