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Press Release: Higher Education Library Technology [July 12, 2020]

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Theses and dissertations (TDs) form a core part of the research outputs of an academic institution. However, they do not usually get the same attention as journal published research. Universities are doing more to make this category of research outputs more easily discoverable to a growing global community of scholars. In this way they increase visibility for the institution and individual by amplifying the reach to the wider scholarly community.

The paper looks at the value to the author, the institution and the global research community. It analyses the particular value that TD specific aggregations offer in terms of enhancing discovery, text and data mining, making historical works more discoverable through digitisation and preservation. It addresses the contentious issue of embargoes and open access. The paper presents the case for an aggregated, amplified, global and digitised approach to TDs.


Summary: Theses and dissertations (TDs) form a core part of the research outputs of an academic institution. However, they do not usually get the same attention as journal published research. Universities are doing more to make this category of research outputs more easily discoverable to a growing global community of scholars. In this way they increase visibility for the institution and individual by amplifying the reach to the wider scholarly community.
Publication Year:2020
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:July 12, 2020
Publisher:Higher Education Library Technology
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Company: Higher Education Library Technology
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25332

LTG Bibliography Record number: 25332. Created: 2020-07-12 09:53:49; Last Modified: 2020-07-12 09:53:50.