Open source powers Welsh e-theses project: A newly launched electronic theses deposit system, the Repository Bridge allows theses produced at Welsh universities to be automatically and electronically added and stored at the National Library of Wales. The system is part of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) 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.
Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) Project. ‘The aim of the EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) project is to deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype UK online electronic theses service, and supporting infrastructure. This service will enable students, researchers, and in fact anyone else with an interest in post graduate research theses material, to search the EThOS and to access, from the desktop, the full text, in secure format, of electronically stored theses, following selection.’