ABES offers an optional hosting service for digital theses as a supplementary feature with the STAR application.
This service can be used instead of setting up a local dissemination server or sending theses to a national platform like TEL (Thèses-En-Ligne, Online Theses) or as a complementary means of distribution that works alongside these dissemination circuits.
How does it work?
This is a storage platform which provides access to full text versions of digital theses if the authors and other rights holders have approved their internet dissemination. There is not a specific consultation interface; instead documents can be consulted via the theses.fr portal, the Sudoc catalogue and local library catalogues.
The access URLs are constructed in the following format:
http://www.theses.fr/Numéro National de Thèse/abes
When a thesis entry is validated, the access URL is automatically added to the corresponding metadata. This URL is sent to both Sudoc and the OAI-PMH repository (if internet dissemination has been authorised: DISCOVER/Représentation=true)
How to ...
- request the removal of a thesis: users can request that ABES take a thesis off the platform but the URL access address in the Sudoc record also needs to be deleted by the institution which made the request.
- refuse to allow a thesis to be disseminated: in this case the thesis will not be made available on the ABES platform and will not be assigned a URL. In this case, the awarding institution will be responsible for providing access to its theses by intranet, consultation on a PC, CD-ROM and so forth.
- disseminate a thesis split up into several parts or with annexes or in available in several different formats: the URL leads to an HTML page which gives access to all the documents. Example : http://www.theses.fr/2009ECAP0009/abes
If you require any further information please contact the ABESstp help desk.