The DART-Europe portal for Open Access E-Theses has received its first Italian contributor – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. This represents the first Italian University which has been able to establish the infrastructure to allow us to harvest their metadata. We are still hopeful that more Italian Universities and consortia will follow their lead.
The latest statistics show that DART-Europe has harvested 165,544 theses awarded by 283 European Universities. We have contributors in 19 European countries (see http://www.dart-europe.eu/browse-list.php?index=country).
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).