California Institute of Technology

Caltech Library

Metadata Services Group
United States

Primary Contact:
Kathy Johnson
Repository Librarian

Program Overview

CaltechTHESIS is part of CODA, the Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives, managed by Caltech Library Services. The mission of CODA is to collect, manage, preserve, and provide global access over time to the scholarly output of the Institute and the publications of campus units. CaltechTHESIS contains PhD, engineer’s, master’s, and bachelor’s/senior theses authored by Caltech students. Most items in CaltechTHESIS are textual dissertations, but some may also contain software programs, maps, videos,etc. The ETD is the version of record for the Institute and deposit of doctoral dissertations is required for graduation.

Year publishing activities began: 2001

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; simple websites

Disciplinary specialties: biology; chemistry and chemical engineering; engineering and applied science; geology and planetary science; physics; mathematics; astronomy

Top publications: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

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Publishing platform(s): Eprints

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Undergoing gradual move of platforms to Islandora/Fedora, including preservation activity.
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