One Tool to Rule Them All

A session at USETDA 2013

Thursday 25th July, 2013

11:30am to 12:00pm (PST)

Kravis Center Lower Court 62

Speaker: Gail Clement, Associate Professor & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

This paper presents preliminary findings of research investigating the completeness of various search and retrieval services that purport to provide bibliographic control of American theses and dissertations. The coverage of each respective search tool is compared against the known output of 20th century dissertations. Model searches run in each service demonstrate that no single tool currently provides comprehensive access to American theses and dissertations; rather, each provides a particular slice, offering both strengths and limitations. The conclusion of this research suggests that the need for an all-inclusive portal of American ETD's is greater than ever, as students exercise their options to submit their graduate works to an ever-expanding range of Web discovery services.

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Time 11:30am12:00pm PST

Date Thu 25th July 2013


Kravis Center, The Claremont Colleges

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