Theses and dissertations for the next millennium.

TitleTheses and dissertations for the next millennium.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWebster, JG
Book TitleIAMSLIC Conference Proceedings
PublisherInternational Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers
Keywordsdigital libraries, Electronic theses
AbstractAll educational institutions granting higher degrees have the responsibility to archive copies of their dissertations and theses. While some people prefer the peer-reviewed articles that should emerge from the work, others find value in the originals. This debate aside, dissertations and theses present an intriguing opportunity for electronic archiving and retrieval. Is electronic storage feasible, economical, and reliable? What are the copyright considerations? Will it change how and what students submit? What does a librarian need to consider before moving towards electronic storage? The technology is developing and librarians need to consider how to use it.