Open Access to electronic theses

I want to share with you this news published on the website of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) about the importance of making doctoral theses freely available to reed.

Neil Jacobs, programme director at JISC, said: “Doctoral theses are important records of research.  Many of them are already openly accessible via repositories and the UK EThOS Service, which most UK universities have joined.  The resulting high visibility benefits both researchers and universities, and suggests that electronic theses will have a significant role to play in accelerating sharing our knowledge in the future.”

I take this opportunity to remind you that IMT Library is working to create an archive dedicated to doctoral theses produced by our PhD students.
We are strongly agree with Neil Jacobs in considering doctoral theses precious contributions to science and research and for this reason we want to give them maximum visibility and dissemination.