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Library Mediated Open Access Electronic Thesis Deposit: Guidelines

Promoting Open Access at Swansea University

The University has made a commitment to open data and the sharing and management of research data and we will continue to embrace open access objectives to ensure that every single research output is made freely available to the public through Cronfa.”  Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott.

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E-Theses at Swansea University

About E-Theses at Swansea University

Swansea University higher degree PhD theses are submitted in both paper and electronic format.  A Library mediated deposit service for completed full-text open access PhD theses will be available from August 2017. The electronic version of a thesis will be added to Cronfa, the Swansea University institutional repository.  This is an official service in tandem with Academic Services and deposit will be a requirement for new PhD students from October 2017. Information relating to the formal requirements for submission are provided by Academic Services. Permission to deposit will be collected from the student and a provision for opt-out is available under certain circumstances. To choose which deposit option is most appropriate for you, consider:

  • the requirements of any funding you have received to study.
  • copyright issues, e.g. if your thesis contains third party content.
  • sensitive or commercial considerations.

An open access e-thesis:

  • Provides a scholarly work that is available online, free of charge to the end user.
  • Allows the end-user to share a digital edition and to reuse the content provided they attribute the original author.

As well as the information available in this Library Guide, the Library Research Support team run training sessions where we address the issues relating to providing a full text e-thesis for the institutional repository. The library participates in the university skills development programme for postgraduates and we offer guidance for e-thesis deposit via email or 1-2-1 support.

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