JISC survey on open access to electronic theses

Open access to doctoral theses is 'good for research'.

Library and repository staff from 144 UK higher education institutions responded to a JISC funded survey into the progress of electronic thesis deposit. 81% of the organisations surveyed will be providing open access to doctoral theses within the next five years. 

50% of the responding institutions have their own institutional repository and others are planning or developing one.

High visibility of doctoral theses benefits researchers and universities and contributes to knowledge sharing. 

JISC has presented the key findings in a SlideShare presentation.