Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

‘Scottish competition bagpipe performance…’ : first Royal Conservatoire of Scotland postgraduate thesis added to Research@StAndrews:FullText

Since 2000, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scotland's national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts, has offered research programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). These postgraduate research degrees are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews.

The Royal Conservatoire currently doesn't have a mandate for the electronic submission of theses. However, there is a desire to make as much of their thesis content electronically available, where possible. The University's digital repository, Research@StAndrews:FullText, is the ideal place to make that happen. Also, given the nature of the Royal Conservatoire's theses; multimedia, performance-based, and the associated copyright issues that can arise, the St Andrews repository staff are best placed to deal with these, given their experience of copyright issues in theses.

Consequently, in the repository there is now a collection s…