e-Diss.ch is the collection of electronic Swiss university publications. It comprises dissertations and postdoctoral theses from Swiss universities.
The collection is currently under construction. At present, the following university libraries are submitting their electronic university publications to the Swiss National Library for long-term archiving.
New data are regularly collected from the institutions three months after publication, and are processed, catalogued and placed in long-term archiving at the Swiss National Library.
Availability of the contents is governed by the stipulations of the individual institutions. University publications may be freely available, available subject to restrictions on the premises of the Swiss National Library, or blocked for all types of use.
The collection can be accessed via e-Helvetica Access. Availability is indicated by a traffic light system.
XMetaDiss : Schweizer Ausgabe, Version 1.3, 5. Januar 2007 (in German) (PDF, 140 kB, 27.11.2007)XMetaDiss is the common exchange format for online university publications within Switzerland; it is used for submitting digital documents to the Swiss National Library (NL). It is also the format used to submit Swiss online university publications from the NL to the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. The Swiss edition describes the necessary elements for the use of Xmeta-Diss in Switzerland.
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MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) is a metadata standard developed by the Library of Congress. MODS is based on an XML schema designed to describe bibliographic data. The MODS model can be used as a template to deliver the metadata accompanying electronic theses to the NL.