There is still time to digitize your DPhil

12 January 2012

    To all Oxford D.Phil. authors
    Response to the Bodleian Librariesí call for DPhil theses to be digitized has been extremely good (and if you have already proposed your thesis for digitization, there is no need to contact us again). We are pleased to let you know that there is still an opportunity to take up this offer and add your thesis digitized to the Bodleianís digital collections at no charge.

    Theses in digital format are rapidly becoming ubiquitous, as scholars want to make their research widely available and easily find the work of others. Thanks to the generosity and vision of Dr Leonard Polonsky, the Bodleian Libraries are able to offer to digitize a number of Oxford D.Phil. theses. This opportunity enables us to add to the growing Oxford digital thesis collection, and should result in new citations to your work
    Digital copies will be made available online in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive,
    ORA is the university's principal online collection of research outputs produced by Oxford scholars. It offers high visibility for Oxford research. Wherever possible, the full text of research is made freely available for easy online access. You can find out more about Oxford digital theses at
     If you would like us to digitize your thesis and make it available in ORA, please reply to as soon as possible, having provided the information below:

    • Your name (as it appears on your thesis)
    • The title of your thesis
    • The year of your thesis
    • If possible, the Bodleian shelfmark of your thesis on SOLO [eg MS.D.Phil. d.2804] (You may be able to find this at
    • An email (or postal) address where we can contact you

    You will be informed if your thesis is included in this digitisation and the URL will be sent to this address.
    Also, please indicate your responses to the following questions:

    • Do you grant the Bodleian Libraries permission to digitize the print copy of your thesis and make the digital copy available online in ORA? YES/NO
    • I agree to be bound by the terms of the ORA Grant of Non-exclusive Licence [] and I warrant that to the best of my knowledge, making my thesis available on the internet will not infringe copyright or any other rights of any other person or party, nor contain defamatory material. I AGREE / I DISAGREE
    If you already have a digital copy of your thesis which you would like to deposit in ORA, please contact .
    I very much hope you will take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
    Sally Rumsey
    Digital Collections Development Manager

    Please send details for the digitization of your thesis to

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