Digital theses at the University of Adelaide
From 2007 it has been compulsory for all University of Adelaide postgraduate research students to lodge, in addition to the required printed copies, an electronic copy of their thesis. The electronic copy will be made available on the Web, via the University's digital research repository, Adelaide Research & Scholarship and the National Library of Australia's Trove service, unless arrangements have been made to restrict access. The thesis will also be added to the Library catalogue and will be accessible through web search engines. This means increased exposure for your hard work, and makes a valuable research resource much more accessible than it would otherwise! See guidelines for theses authors for detailed instructions on depositing your thesis.
If you submitted your print research thesis before 2007, you are invited to lodge an electronic copy of your thesis to Adelaide Research & Scholarship.
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There are approximately 4,500 research theses which were completed before 2007 that are not available electronically. These works have not had the exposure that would allow them to contribute to the light of new knowledge and research.
The Library has begun a project to digitise and make all research theses available online. In addition to providing open access, it also aids the long term preservation and accessibility of these valuable resources.
For more information, or if you completed a research thesis before 2007 and do not want it to be openly accessible please contact the Library’s Project Team.