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Friday, 30th July 2010

Canada: Begins Next Week (August 1): University of Western Ontario Will Begin Electronic Theses and Dissertation Project

From an Announcement:

Doctoral candidates at The University of Western Ontario have a new option for submitting theses and dissertations for examination that will make their research available to scholars around the world.

Beginning August 1, the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Project will allow Westernís PhD candidates to submit their work electronically through Scholarship@Western, Westernís digital library repository.

A joint project of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Western Libraries, this initiative will give Western ETDs priority in many search engines, enabling scholars worldwide to access the research. Previously, theses and dissertations were submitted in hard copy, a process that was time consuming and didnít guarantee the information would be available electronically.


According to Library and Archives Canada, the increase in citation impact that results from electronic publishing ranges from 50-250 percent and leads to increased rewards from universities and granting agencies. Additionally, it helps raise the profile of research institutions and brings research to market almost immediately.

See Also: ETD Overview at U. of Western Ontario

Source: Western News

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