Report: University of Alberta Libraries is Digitizing More Than 14,000 Master’s and PhD Thesis (in Partnership with Internet Archive)
The University of Alberta Libraries is digitizing more than 14,000 master’s and PhD theses produced at the university since its establishment in 1908, part of a program that aims to digitize as much of the libraries’ print collection as possible and make it accessible to everyone.
So far, 102,759 of the libraries’ items have been digitized with Internet Archive, including more than 2,200 theses.
“Unlike lots of items in our collection—which are published works, so you could go to a bookstore or to another university library in Canada and probably find another copy—these are materials that are unique to our university,” explained Sonya Betz, head of library publishing and digital production services at the U of A.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.