Research on electronic theses and dissertations.
An Investigation of ETDs as Prior Publications: Findings from the 2011 NDLTD Publishers’ Survey, Gail McMillan, Marisa L. Ramirez, Joan Dalton, Max Read, Nancy H. Seamans
Do publishers and editors of scholarly journals view theses and dissertations that are readily available on the Internet and through convenient Web browsers as prior publications? This has been a topic of discussion for well over a decade in the ETD community, not only of concern to graduate schools and libraries but also among research faculty and their graduate students.
Do Open Access ETDs Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Findings from a 2011 Survey of Academic Publishers, Marisa L. Ramirez, Joan T. Dalton, Gail McMillan, Max Read, and Nancy H. Seamans
An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online repositories. Faculty advisors and graduate students are concerned that such unfettered access to their work could diminish future publishing opportunities.
ETD Management and Publishing in the ProQuest System and the University Repository: A Comparative Analysis, Gail P. Clement, Fred Rascoe
This study compares the two most popular electronic theses and dissertation (ETD) management systems used in the American higher education community today: the commercial ProQuest dissertation publishing system and the university repository.
FERPA and Student Work: Considerations for Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Marisa Ramirez, Gail McMillan
Information privacy is an important consideration when transitioning university collections from paper to electronic access. Yet the protection of—and limits to—student privacy regulations have rarely been addressed in the literature for online electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its relevance to student work should be a consideration when widely distributing scholarship like e-portfolios, ETDs, and senior capstone projects. In this article, we share several campus approaches to FERPA and electronic student work.
Impact of Publishers’ Policy on Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Distribution Options within the United States, Angela M. McCutcheon
The purpose of this study was to determine if large circulation journal publishers were rejecting articles submitted for publication because the submitted articles were derived from Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). In this study, 403 universities were found to file ETDs in university repositories or in the ProQuest/UMI commercial repository. ETD university personnel were surveyed online and asked to report the number of graduate student alumni who reported publisher rejections for articles submitted for publication, because the articles were derived or taken directly from ETDs.
Student Embargoes within Institutional Repositories: Faculty Early Transparency Concerns, David Stern
Libraries encourage students to utilize Institutional Repositories (IRs) to house e-portfolios that demonstrate their skills and experiences. This is especially important for students when applying for jobs and admission into graduate schools. However, within the academic sphere there are legitimate reasons why some faculty-student collaboration efforts should not be documented and openly shared in institutional repositories.