Identifiers for PhD theses and research students: How can we make it happen?

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Grace, S, Gould, S, Kotarski, R and Whitton, M (2016). Identifiers for PhD theses and research students: How can we make it happen? Repository Fringe 2016. Edinburgh 01 - 02 Aug 2016 London South Bank University. doi:10.18744/PUB.000385
AuthorsGrace, S, Gould, S, Kotarski, R and Whitton, M
TypeConference poster
Abstract

By their very nature PhD theses break new ground and advance research. They are often the first scholarly output produced by early researchers, and it makes sense to embrace new initiatives like identifiers right at the beginning of the research process. Applying Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to all theses and encouraging doctoral students to hold an ORCID iD will:

- Provide easily citeable theses and data
- Grow usage, and support metrics & altmetrics
- Embed good data management practice early on
- Help track career paths and impact of funding

In 2015, the Unlocking Thesis Data project took a snapshot of progress in the application of thesis DOIs and student ORCID iDs across the UK, and recommended some actions for institutions, repository systems, and the British Library's EThOS service.

KeywordsDOI; Persistent Identifiers; Research students; ORCID
Year2016
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.18744/PUB.000385
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CC BY 4.0
Publication dates
Print26 Jul 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Aug 2016
Accepted21 Jun 2016
FunderJoint Information Systems Committee
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