DLSU-D A.I.R. De La Salle University - Dasmariñas Access to Institutional Repository About


DLSUD - Access to Institutional Repository (DLSUD - AIR)

The DLSU-D Library through ERS Librarian and now Library Director Sonia M. Gementiza conceptualize how the thesis and dissertation collections, presidents’ memorabilia and archival records of the library can be digitized to make an e-copy available and accessible to the DLSU-D community.

The database creation started with the Inmagic software acquired through the Electronic Information Solution on November 20, 2003. While the library programmer is working on the database, the library staff undertook snapshots of memorabilia and scanned copies of thesis and dissertation.

In September 2006, the database was tested and became accessible within the library and was formally launched on November 21, 2007 during the National Book Week Celebration billed as EASCA (Electronic Archives and Special Collections and Application).

Since EASCA is only available via the local area network or only within library premises, a cloud-based repository system was developed by the Electronic Resource Services (ERS) in 2013 using the ePrints, a free-open access software that enables easy access and retrieval of theses, dissertations, faculty and university publications, as well as the archival materials such as: President’s memorabilia, University records and photo collection in electronic format.

A full-access to the digitized theses, dissertations, faculty and university publications is made available only to current members of the academic community in the DLSU-D Access to Institutional Repository (DLSU-D Air) using the link provided in the AEA-IRC Website (http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph)

DLSU-D faculty and currently enrolled students may request an access account if they need to download the full text of faculty and university publication as well as thesis and dissertation collections submitted with an Access permission from the author.

All e-copies of thesis and dissertation submitted to the Library from SY 2019-2020 have an attached Thesis/Dissertation Form signed by the authors giving permission to the library that a copy of their scholarly work may be accessed fully by future researchers. Full access to other thesis and dissertation may also be requested as long as permission is sought from authors. An email of the author’s consent can be sent to the library.

Moreover, abstract of thesis and dissertation in the DLSU-D Air are all accessible in pdf format.

Thesis and Dissertation writers have an option to search or browse the collections by year, by subject, and by author.

Access and use of the electronic copy of the thesis and dissertation become more demandable especially in the new normal situation of the library where almost all services and access to the library collections have become VIRTUAL.