Issue 10
Monday, 07 December 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Jessie Ng, Iftikhar Hayat and Tita Allom were involved in the process of converting the theses collection
Jessie Ng, Iftikhar Hayat and Tita Allom were involved in the process of converting the theses collection

Theses collection now available online at library

By Carl Pfeiffer

CDU Library’s collection of Higher Degree by Research and non-higher degree theses are now accessible online and accessible from anywhere in the world after staff converted its entire paper collection into a digital format.  

The library has been archiving the works of CDU’s researchers and students for decades, stretching back to 1978.

Dedicated staff undertook the monumental task of converting the huge collection so it could be accessed online, taking around nine months to complete the job.  

Acting Associate Director for Business Excellence Iftikhar Hayat said it was the first time CDU’s entire theses collection was available in a digital format. 

“Our aim was to align our collections with the library’s direction to provide resources in electronic format in preference to print,” he said.

“We know that CDU alumni, current students and researchers locally and internationally have a strong interest in these collections. 

“The library values the great work by CDU researchers and students and we have made sure to safeguard it.” 

The full collection can be explored here.