- Volume 1 Issue 1
Thesis is very valuable primary and secondary infomation resource in that it contains systematic research methods, comprehensive and detailed data, and creative research results in specific areas. But thesis has been neglected in many libraries and information centers due to the problems of accessibility and obtainabiliy problems as one of a Grey Literature. As information technology and networks have been developing rapidly, the digitalization of thesis full-text and the possibility of online access arc also increasing. In this study, value and the characteristics of thesis is firstly reviewed. Secondly, by analyzing the current digitalization state of some domestic and foreign universities and institutions, some principles for the effective electronic transmission and effective management of thesis are suggested as one of knowledge management. Furthermore useful information is suggested for the users in terms of the online access and obtainability.