In the old days, it was virtually impossible to gain access to any thesis or dissertation that was granted at an institution in the United Kingdom. Things have changed.
Today, we had a request for a dissertation from the University of Bath. When we attempted to order it directly from the British Library (BRI) we received a message to order it through EThOS.
As I looked deeper, I discovered that EThOS is the new Electronic Theses Online Service from the British Library. I created an account using the ILL office email, the password is: tempest. When I located the item, and clicked on the link for it. Then clicked on “Choose Pricing/Delivery” button and I found out that it was a free download. Wow! So, I downloaded it and delivered it to our patron through Filezilla.
I gave Angie a printout of the main screen for you all to put in your books. Something new!
We have a new full text database of dissertations and theses from UMI. When we receive a dissertation/thesis request, we should run it through there first before sending the request out on OCLC.
To find it: Go to the Databases page. Type in “Dissertation Abstracts” in the Find Database box. This will give you a link to click. Enter the title in and there it is. We can then save the dissertation with the ILLiad TN number and post it on the server using FileZilla. Then email the patron that you found it “Full Text @CCSU”.
For Lending purposes and for all NON-RECIPROCAL libraries:
Full text thesis or dissertation: If we are only sending a link the cost is: $15 charge.
SCANNED COPY of thesis or dissertation, then we charge $15 for the first 20 pgs and $.25 per page thereafter.
Update it in ILLiad as follows:
1) Go to Search Stacks/Update Stacks Search: enter the TN number
a. IF sending a link: select FOUND & apply the $15 charge.
b. IF we are scanning, count the pages. Calculate this and be sure the lending library’s max cost can cover the charge. Enter the number of pages, into the “Pages” box on the update page, select found and finish the billing. Send the item to the back room to be scanned.
Then if sending the link:
2) Go back to EDIT, search for the record. Select EMAIL “Full Text Thesis/Dissertation”
3) In Consuls find the link to the document, copy it and paste in to the email, then hit send.