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The aim of the project will be to use this equipment and the British Library’s expertise to digitise the 860 identified Islamic PhD theses on a cost recovery-basis. These theses will then be made available via the EThOS service and supplied back to the originating UK HE institution should they wish.

Digital islam: Theses on EThOS

Update (Feb 2010): This project is now complete and 971 Ph.D. Islamic Studies theses are now available.

A full list can be obtained by using the search phrase 'JISC Digital Islam' on the Ethos service

Overview and project aims

This project aims to digitise the 860 doctoral theses sourced from UK HEIs identified by the JISC funded ‘Review of User Requirements for Digitised Resources in Islamic Studies’.

The project will also run an initial feasibility study to test whether the 860 identified thesis are available for digitisation, and if not, how the allocation may be delivered from other related theses.

The project will use The British Library digitisation suite and experience to digitise the identified PhD theses on a cost recovery basis and to make them available via EThOS and the proposed National Gateway to islamic Resources.

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Start date
1 June 2009
End date
30 November 2009
Funding programme
Digitisation and Content
Islamic studies programme
Lead institutions
The British Library
Partner institutions