Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, dissertation, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

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FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

1. What is UTPedia?

An institutional repository is the online locus for collecting, preserving, and disseminating - in digital form - the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution.

For a university, this would include materials such as research journal articles, before (preprints) and after (post prints) undergoing peer review, and digital versions of thesis and dissertations, but it might also include other digital assets generated by normal academic life, such as administrative documents, course notes, or learning objects.

2. Why UTPedia?

The benefit of IR:
a) To provide open access to institutional research output by self-archiving it.
b) To create global visiblity for an isntitution's scholarly research.
c) To collect content in a single location.
d) To store and preserve other institutional digital assets.

3. What are inside our UTPedia?

Content Type:
a) Final Year Report.
b) Thesis and Dissertation.
c) Past Year Examination Question.

Content Deposit:
All thesis, dissertation, FYP and past year examination question received from the respective department deposit into UTPedia by IRC staff.

Access:
All registered library users (student and staff) eligible to access the content of UTPedia, except for embargo thesis and dissertation.

User Registration:
All UTP Staff and students are require to make a request for registration to the UTPedia administrator in IRC to activate their account.

External user access:
external user can only view metadata and abstract. They require to get ILL service from their library to get the full text (subject to policy for embargo)

4. Copyright Issues?

UTP is holding the copyright for all thesis, dissertation and final year report deposited to IRC, as stated in the thesis and dissertation declaration. The author defined and stated the confidentiality level of thesis in the declaration Author also defined the embargo of thesis and dissertation in the declaration

Access Policy:
External user can only view the metadata of records. The restricted documents can only viewed by the registered users. System will prompt for login to open the full text.

5. How to get connected?

To access the collection kindly register yourself at http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/user registration.html (accessible via UTP website > Library > UTPedia) You will get the username and password within 3 working days by email once the account has been activated by admin.

Important Note :
The materials digitized are as per submission to IRC from Academic Departments and Registry. Unavailability of certain materials in IRC and UTPedia is due to confidential status as stated by the custodian

6. If I want to reset my password, who should I contact?

User may email to suhairi_lazim@petronas.com.my

7. Is it accessible outside campus?

Yes, it is accesible outside campus.