British Library workshop: Non-text & Multimedia PhD theses

Universities are gradually allowing a wider range of research formats to be submitted within theses for doctoral degrees, including websites, gaming apps, film, creative practice, performance, data and code. It would seem that while students often wish to produce their thesis as or including a non-text output, the technical, cultural and logistical challenges of doing so are rife.

If you’re expecting to produce non-text outputs, data or other multimedia content as part of your PhD, or you supervise students who do, join British Library for this workshop to explore the issues and seek solutions. British Library would like to identify some great examples of non-text doctoral theses as well as academic departments that are embracing non-text research outputs. What are the challenges, and what can students, supervisors and libraries do to support the changing nature of PhD theses?  There’ll be a chance to share information about your own thesis plans and hear from others in the same boat.

The workshop is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register, email Sara.Gould@bl.uk or request an invitation through the EventBrite page. Places are limited, so anyone wanting to attend is encouraged to email Sara.Gould@bl.uk as soon as possible.

A larger, “Digital Conversations” public event is also being planned for the same evening, and workshop participants are welcome to stay on for this too. Further details to be published soon.