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1 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 DSpace for E-Theses Introducing the results of the Theses Alive! Project at Edinburgh University Library, in the form of the Tapir (Theses Alive Plugin for Institutional Repositories) and the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA); wherein examples of implementation are presented and features discussed in the context of using DSpace for E-Theses.

2 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 … at Edinburgh Adapt and develop an open-source package for use across the UK Produce an OAI-compliant E-Thesis repository Develop a pilot national service with the aim of supporting E-Theses creation and management for UK universities Produce an institutional guide to adopting and managing E-Theses. Collect 500 E-Theses in the UK segment of the NDLTD

3 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 … for E-Theses Default Submission Procedures Flexibility with metadata and storage methods; lacks some of the fields that will be required for E-Theses, and the flexibility to change this easily. Archiving and Access Geared towards Digital Preservation; supports OAI-PMH v2.0 and has good restriction features Administration and Security Configurable with superior methodology, although some shortcomings exist: workflow is rigid; no supervisory facilities; policies are too complex to administer quickly and easily.

4 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 The Tapir T heses A live P lugin for I nstitutional R epositories Provides the extra features to DSpace needed for UK E-Theses support Open-Source product Current version 0.3; forthcoming 0.4

5 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 The Tapirs Features Supervised Workspace Communication between supervisor(s)/advisor(s) and student (edit metadata/add files/comment) Supervision Administrative Tools Add/Remove/Modify Supervision Orders Thesis Metadata Capture UK Recommended metadata set; multiple submission procedures Interface Upgrades Display relevant metadata; ensure item type is clear

6 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 This New ERA E dinburgh R esearch A rchive 185 E-Theses currently DSpace & Tapir 0.3

7 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 Supervision The author and administrator The supervision order generator

8 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 Metadata Capture Submit a Thesis or Dissertation Main Metadata Page Abstract & Keywords

9 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 Licensing

10 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 What happens next? StudentSupervisor WorkSpace Faculty Office Submit Reject Viva & Corrections Accept Reject Library Complete Commit Archive The Thesis Submission Workflow

11 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 What about the Future? Integration of E-Theses & E-Prints, conceptually and actually Central search services/local harvesters Mandatory E-Thesis submission in institutions DSpace submission and workflow improvements Surface of information in different systems (institutional portals) + much much more …

12 Richard Jones DSpace for E-Theses th September 2004 Thanks for Listening Richard Jones ERA: This presentation: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA.


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