Wageningen UR Library enters MSc theses into the collection at the request of the chair groups. The paper theses that are delivered by the chair groups are catalogued, complete with keywords and other cataloguing details, stored and kept by the library.
Starting in 2009, Wageningen University wants to have at its disposal as many theses as possible, partially because theses are also used for education review committees. The ICT department and the Library have started a project for this, in which it is possible that the data importers in the grade administration system (AIR) can upload the theses, which are often in Word. The Library then enters the electronic theses into the collections, just like it does with paper theses.
The added advantage of digital theses is that they can be better kept and are easier to search. In 2009, the Library intends to begin with inputting and processing electronic theses.