We had a great response to the baseline survey to gather data on thesis workflows, levels of DOI planning and interest in UTD – 51 responses or nearly 40% of all institutions. A full report will follow, but for now:
- Most institutions currently require both print and e- deposit, but lots are in transition
- Handling print and e- often means creating two sets of metadata, one in the repository and one for the catalogue: “Cataloguing staff create record for print copy; repository staff create record for e-copy”
- 67% of institutions store supplementary data files in same repository as the thesis. But typical responses included “This is a work in progress”, “Decision yet to be made” and “At the moment we don’t know”.
- A range of identifiers are used for data:
- And finally we asked how ready you are to begin assigning DOIs for theses:
Lots of work for UTD to do then. Next task, case studies starting with University of East London.