1,000 Science and Engineering PhD theses added to ERA

Posted on November 5, 2015 | in Library, Library & University Collections, Online library resources, Projects, Research & Learning Services | by

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In the Library’s largest ever one-off digitisation project, L&UC have been working with RedRock, a scanning company and member of the supported business framework, to digitise and make available on-line over 5,000 University of Edinburgh Science and Engineering PhD theses.

We are delighted to announce that the first 1,000 theses are now available on ERA, the Library’s digital repository, at:

https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/discover?filtertype=subject&filter_relational_operator=equals&filter=KB+thesis+scanning+project+2015

This incredibly diverse collection, dating from the early 1900s to the present day, contains unique works on almost every subject in the science and engineering field: some highlights include early work on DNA, analysis of E-coli and Salmonella and a study of the impact of electrification in the developing world.

The project, which involves the scanning of over 1 million pages, will double the number of fully-searchable Edinburgh theses available on-line and open up a vast collection of material which had previously only been accessible from the King’s Buildings’ library store. Over the coming weeks we will continue to upload more theses and intend to have the full collection of 5,000 available by the end of 2015.

Please contact Gavin Willshaw (gavin.willshaw@ed.ac.uk), Digital Curator, Library and University Collections, if you would like more information.

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