How do I deposit my thesis in EThOS?
One of the benefits of depositing your thesis in the Leeds Beckett Repository is that it enables the British Library’s EThOS service to automatically harvest the data and add your thesis to their collection.
EThOS (E-Thesis Online Collection) is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to provide:
· A national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions
· Free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research.
The collection contains approximately 500,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 260,000 of these records also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.
If your thesis is currently only available in print format in the Leeds Beckett Library, you can request that it is added to EThOS by completing the British Library’s Speculative Request form.
This will prompt the British Library to request your thesis from the Library for digitisation. The process will take a few weeks before the e-thesis will become part of the EThOS collection. If there are issues around third party copyright or sensitive material included in the thesis, a redacted version may be made available online.