Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
Throughout my career as both digital library technologist and librarian, I have spent a significant amount of time working with theses, dissertations, and all manner of terminal academic works. From my time as the institutional repository coordinator at the University of Florida to my current position as digital collections manager at Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado, I have digitized thousands...
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The composition of this book would not have been possible without the inspiration, support, and encouragement of quite a few lovely humans. First, I would like to thank my colleagues at the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Association: John Hagen, who gave great advice and puts on one heck of a conference; Sally Evans,...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
This chapter covers the most basic requirements of considering ETD collections: understanding the needs of institutions, students, and digitization. It also covers a brief history of the emergence of electronic theses during the age of print. Finally, this chapter delves into the underlying philosophy and benefit of ETDs and why libraries collect, preserve, and disseminate them as a core service.
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This chapter examines the process by which a library, with a centralized graduate school that manages initial collection from graduates, begins to form its own collection. This is accomplished by surveying the needs of an institution and collecting data; selecting a repository platform that is used to host and deliver ETDs; the creation of policies and workflows that guide what is and is not...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
While print theses and dissertations are usually accessible to a university library’s users, either through circulating or noncirculating collections, digitization of this “back catalog” both clears the path to simple and reliable access and widens the potential user base for a typically large collection. Its value to a university and its library is clear insofar as increasing...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
This chapter covers the realm of disciplines like art, music, theater, and many others whose graduates produce terminal works in mostly nontextual formats. These formats, which can range from audiovisual files to websites, present unique challenges to librarians who wish to collect and preserve them as they would traditional theses and dissertations. For example, terminal works from master of fine...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
ETDs have inherent value as far as their contents are valuable to researchers and other graduate students. It is unlikely a librarian proposing a nascent collection of ETDs will encounter much resistance from administrators. But a librarian may want to have a solid case for spending time, effort, and possibly money to enhance or add value to that same ETD collection. Libraries are always seeking...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
This book, while useful as an as-needed reference, can be distilled into five essential takeaways that make up its core ideas. These essential takeaways are meant to be easily digestible by readers who need only condensed advice or any other readers who find value in the encapsulation of what they have just read. The comprehension of these items, and however they are wielded by practitioners in...
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Description: Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs
Matthew C. Mariner is the digital collections manager at Auraria Library, a tri-institutional academic library serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver all on one campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. He specializes in audiovisual digitization, electronic thesis and dissertation management, and the collection,...
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This innovative series written and edited for librarians by librarians provides authoritative, practical information and guidance on a wide spectrum of library processes and operations.
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