- Immediate access
- Remote access
- 24/7 access to
- Simultaneous use
by multiple numbers of researchers
- Full content searches
- The chance for
students to express their results in more flexible and
more creative ways.
- Increased use of theses
- Visiting speakers
could be invited to demonstrate and discuss developments
that are taking place in other UK institutions.
- International developments relating to ETDs should be
- Departments which
show enthusiasm towards the adoption of ETDs should be encouraged
and their work promoted.
- The I.T. infrastructure
should be in place to allow theses to be uploaded and made
available as soon as the content is provided.
- Appropriate equipment
and software should be available for students who wish to
experiment with embedding multimedia within their theses.
Guidance notes should be made available where appropriate.
- Training for supervisors
should be offered and well publicised (particularly with
regard to I.T. and areas of potential concern such as copyright).
- Supervisors should
be kept informed on an ongoing basis about the training
that will be provided for students and about sources of
advice and support.