Lluís Anglada: TDX
Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC, Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya)
electronic publishing, library consortia, academic libraries
The Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC) and the Supercomputing Center of Catalonia (CESCA) have built and maintained the TDX server (TDX: Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa - Networked Doctoral Theses), which now hosts around 1,000 e-doctoral theses. The theses belong to 10 different universities from the Catalan context. The National Library of Catalonia also participates in the project, working on preservation topics.
The paper is not about technological developments, but is focused on:
This experience can be specially interesting for universities that would like to publish their theses on the Internet, but who have difficulties due to bureaucratic issues. The Catalan experience shows that cooperative work can save costs, it breaks inertia, and can also encourage creativity.
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|3||The present and the future|
|4||Lessons that have been learnt|
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