Open Access: Digital Theses and open access

A celebration of e-theses for #ThesisThursday in International Open Access Week.

Oxford’s open access repository, the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA), contains over 11,500 theses. Around 6,600 are available online full text, thanks to digitisation of past theses and deposits by recent doctoral students. Some of ORA’s top downloads are theses. Find out what they are, who’s using them and the benefits of putting your thesis online. (Clues: discoverability, preservation, citations, re-use.) A chance for Oxford DPhil students to meet members of the ORA team and find out about the practicalities and decisions of who needs to deposit – what, when, how – how soon can it be made available, and what happens next.