A new thesis deposit form for Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) was launched on Wednesday 23 September, following on from the new article and ORA-Data deposit forms.
This new form is part of a general overhaul of the ORA submission system, dispensing with old forms that were unstable, difficult for depositors to follow and increasingly out of date.
The new form makes the submission process as easy as possible for the depositor, with comprehensive help text available in the form, allowing the depositor to complete their graduation requirement of depositing their Research eThesis to ORA with minimum stress. The new system will be easier for ORA staff to manage deposits, whilst still capturing necessary metadata so that Oxford etheses are easily discoverable, citable and accessible.
Further additions and improvements to the ORA submission system will continue over the coming months.
Thesis deposit can be accessed via the main ORA website: just select ‘Deposit’ followed by the Oxford Research Student – ‘thesis’ link. Our ‘How to deposit’ guide is available via our LibGuide and the ORA team can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Sarah Barkla and David Watson