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Monday, March 13, 2006

JISC wants long-term OA for UK theses

JISC is funding a study of the adequacy of EThOS for long-term OA to UK doctoral theses. Excerpt:
The JISC invites tender proposals to consult with stakeholders within Higher Education on the acceptability of the EThOS model for a sustainable, national service to ensure long term open access to electronic PhD theses. The consultation study should assess this in the context of other potential models. The output of the consultation will be a clear set of recommendations that will enable JISC and other stakeholders to set up a service that is acceptable to the Higher Education community. Funding of up to £20,000 including VAT is available for this study. The deadline for submission of proposals is 18th April 2006. It is envisaged that the evaluation will commence by 8th May 2006 and be completed by 30th June 2006. Further information including the full Invitation To Tender is available [here].