The system is part of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)ís digital repositories programme. JISC works with further and higher education by providing guidance, advice and opportunities to use ICT to support teaching, learning, research and administration. The project is based at the Aberystwyth and Swansea universities and provides a regional hub for the UK-wide electronic theses online service (EThOS) project, which aims to develop a UK database of theses.
EThOS will allow students and researchers to search its database and securely access, from their desktop, the full text of e-theses. In addition, UK HE institutions, in partnership with the British Library, will use the project to promote postgraduate research and increase usage of their theses output.
With over 14,000 theses produced in the UK each year, the Repository Bridge and EThOS aim to simplify the current, rather complex, theses request process, which is usually manually driven....
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.