Workshop: ETD Life Cycle Management

A session at USETDA 2013

Wednesday 24th July, 2013

9:00am to 12:00pm (PST)

Roberts Hall North 15

Presented by Matthew Schultz, Program Manager, Educopia Institute

This is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for ETD stakeholders and professionals (both new and advanced) to benefit from the latest research and development regarding the full lifecycle management of ETDs. The outcomes from this workshop will include comprehensive awareness-raising of the full range of activities required for the curation and preservation of ETDs, an introduction to various modular curation tools for ETD programs, as well as a rich opportunity to make rewarding connections with other ETD stakeholders and professionals through focused interactions and discussion. This research and workshop is supported by a 2011-2013 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant.

The workshop will include two Sessions:

Session 1: Overview of ETD curation practices

Topics covered will be based on the project’s Guidance Documents for the Lifecycle Management of ETDs, including:

Access Levels & Embargoes
Copyright Issues & Fair Use
Complex ETD Formats
Metadata for ETDs
ETD Program Options
ETD Program Implementations
ETD Program Costs
ETD Usage Metrics

Session 2: Overview of ETD curation tools

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about a number of modular curation tools that have been investigated and enhanced during this research project and discover ways that they can begin implementing and using them in their local ETD programs.

Both of these Overview Sessions will include ample opportunity for attendees to pose follow-up questions of interest from their local ETD program perspectives, as well as respond to targeted questions for feedback.

The University of North Texas Libraries, together with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, the Educopia Institute/MetaArchive Cooperative, and the libraries of Virginia Tech, Rice University, Boston College, Indiana State University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Arizona are pleased to be able to offer this USetdA 2013 pre-conference workshop.

Next session in Roberts Hall North

1:30pm Searching for Safe Harbor: Investigating LOCKSS as a Digital Preservation System for ETDs

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Time 9:00am12:00pm PST

Date Wed 24th July 2013


Roberts Hall North, The Claremont Colleges

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