Metadata towards an e-research cyberinfrastructure: The case of French PhD theses

Jacques Ducloy, Jean-Paul Ducasse, Muriel Foulonneau, Luc Grivel, Diane Le Hénaff, Yann Nicolas


This paper analyses metadata practices and needs in the French research community. It focuses on PhD theses whose life-cycle is totally controlled by the academic institutions. It uses information treatments dealing with setting up research policy as samples for an eresearch orientation. Several case-studies illustrate the fundamental role of various repositories containing affiliations, authorities or linguistic items. ARTIST, the collective author of this paper, is introduced.

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