Enhanced Accessibility of Master Theses Related to Real Estate
||Enhanced Accessibility of Master Theses Related to Real Estate
||18th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
||Numerous higher education establishments now offer real estate studies as a course of study in its own right. A growing number of institutions has adapted its curricula along Bologna principles and offers MSc degree courses, which usually involves the production of a masterís thesis during the last semester. This raises an issue of accessibility. If these theses are only produced in a limited number of hard copies and only registered in a library catalogue, they run the risk of ending up as grey literature, and their potential use (by library users) is restricted. Accessibility could be improved considerably by electronic publishing, which presupposes the availability of information about the existence of these academic theses. This paper presents pertaining solutions chosen by five different institutions in Europe. The authors demonstrate the option of using an existing library catalogue and present the Austrian example of a central library on real estate. In conclusion the authors discuss how a collection of master theses can be linked up to the ERES Digital Library.
||real estate education, academic thesis, grey literature, indexing, electronic publishing
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||C3: Real Estate Research
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