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July 01, 2005

Case Electronic Theses at OhioLINK ETD Center

Every month OhioLINK releases statistics about the number of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) that have been deposited in the OhioLINK ETD Center, which makes ETDs from OhioLINK institutions freely available to all.

Case has been a participant in the planning of the ETD center since its inception several years ago, and for the past year and a half, students have been depositing Case PhD dissertations electronically at OhioLINK. The ETD program at Case is managed by the School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with Kelvin Smith Library. ETDs have a strong advantage of being available for use almost immediately (they are cataloged in EuclidPLUS and linked to the OhioLINK ETD center directly) and don't have to wait for library binding and processing. ETDs are an excellent way for Case departments to publicize the research output of their students. OhioLINK has an excellent FAQ that answers many questions that students and faculty have about ETDs.

As of July 1, 2005, Case has deposited 1136 full-text dissertations, which includes approximately 1000 retrospective ETDs back to 1990 purchased and deposited by KSL. We are third in Ohio for ETDs, behind the Ohio State University (1538 full text ETDs) and University of Cincinnati (1475 full text ETDs).

Posted by tdr at July 1, 2005 09:32 AM

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