Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) Update

Electronic Theses Online Service or EThOS is a new British Library/JISC project to make available PhD theses to researchers over the web. The project has now moved into a new phase with a live system located at [ ethos.bl.uk ].

You need to register as a user before you can request a thesis, although if you just want to search there is a basic search engine to check what is available. Some theses are available for immediate download - you have to log in to access these. This number will increase as the project rolls out and more digitised content is added.

This service is free to you. However, as with Inter-Library Loan, there are costs in the system which are being absorbed by participating universities and the project funders. Bournemouth University will monitor our own use of the system and may review costs in the light of actual usage.

Bournemouth University theses requested by other UK universities and digitised for EThOS will also be added to BURO.

Links
EThOS website ethos.bl.uk
More about the EThOS project
Detailed description of how EThOS will work

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