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Dissertation Online - Co-ordination Agency for Online Dissertations and Post-doctoral Theses

During the project "Dissertation Online", the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft supported the development of solutions and assistances for the production, retrieval and long-term availability of digital dissertations. To keep the outcome of that project state-of-the-art, to initiate necessary further developments, and to build up a network of competence, the project "built up of a Co-ordination Agency for online dissertations and post-doctoral theses" has been set up to expand the Co-ordination Agency DissOnline. The project comprises an analysis of the current infrastructure concerning online dissertations at German universities, including a comparison of the different promotion regulations, workflows, online support systems and portal software. The FAQ system is being built up in revised form, and the recommendations for doctoral candidates, libraries and universities will be replenished and enhanced. Legal issues are being dealt with in collateral service contracts. The outcome of the project shall be proposals to a uniform, workable procedure DissOnline in Germany that are to be discussed and harmonized with universities, computer centres and libraries.

Contact Name:Dr. Nikola Korb
Address:Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Frank