Electronic Theses and Dissertations examines how electronic publication of theses and dissertations might enhance graduate education. This text clarifies the composition, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), and provides a conceptual framework for the development of effective ETD programs. It identifies the main technical concerns related to the adoption of ETD initiatives and contains answers and methods that have proven effective in the longest-running library-group support effort for campus ETDs, making it the foremost guide to the latest innovations, practices, and policies in ETD production, distribution, and institutionalization.
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Enhancing Graduate Education through Electronic Theses and Dissertations Innovative Hypermedia ETDs and Employment in the Humanities. From Monograph to Multigraph: Next Generation Electronic Theses and Dissertations. National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Unlock University Resources. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: An International Effort Unlocking University Resources. Multilingual Federated Searching Across Heterogeneous Collections. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. Bridging the Gaps for Global NDLTD Union Catalog Project. ETDs: Structuring Elements of Scientific Research For Students: Dissertating on the Networks. Multimedia in ETDs. XML: An Overview. Beyond the Paper Paradigm: ETD-ML and the Case for XML Markup. ETD-XML. MathDiss International. ETD-DB. ETD Longevity. OpenURL-Aware ETDs. ETD-ms: an Interoperability Metadata Standard for Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Phases and Issues in the Transition to ETDs. Electronic Theses & Dissertations: A Survey of Editors & Publishers. Rhetoric, Reality and the Digital Publication of Ph.D. Dissertations and Master's Theses. Copyright in the Computer Age. ETDs as an Innovation: Using Theory to Grow an ETD Program. Implementing ETD Services in the Library. Electronic Scholarship and Citations: Documentation and ETDs. Indexing and Accessing Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Some Concerns for Users. The Australian Digital Theses (ADT) Project: An Experiment. Dissertationen Online: The ETD Project of the German Learned Societies. Deposit Collections of Digital Thesis and Dissertations. Training Teams for ETD Projects.
Edward A. Fox, Shahrooz Feizabadi, Joseph M. Moxley, Christain R. Weisser