Implementing and Managing ETDs

29th December 2016 | Category : Student Work

Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs, Daniel Alemneh, Bill Donovan, Martin Halbert, Yan Han, Geneva Henry, Patricia Hswe, Gail McMillan, Xiaocan (Lucy) Wang
Colleges and universities are steadily transitioning from traditional paper and microfilm to digital formats for the submission and dissemination of graduate theses and dissertations. While this move from print-based to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) greatly enhances the accessibility and sharing of graduate student research, it also presents significant challenges for the academic libraries that must preserve this digital content.

Implementing ETDs @ UConn, Michael J. Bennett
A panel presentation made by the author at the 2012 Eastern Digital Commons Users Group Meeting. A case study of ETD management at the University of Connecticut – Storrs.

Saving Trees, Time, and Money: Best Practices & Resources for ETDs, Casey Busher
Posting Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the IR offers higher institutional affiliation and visibility; you can also manage the ETD workflow through Digital Commons, which is saving time and money for a growing number of DC institutions. [updated link forthcoming]