Thursday 25th July, 2013
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Roberts Hall North 15
Emily Lin, Head, Digital Assets, University of California, Merced
Martha Hruska, Associate University Librarian for Collection Services, University of California, San Diego
Perry Willett, Digital Preservation Service Manager, California Digital Library
The University of California (UC) Libraries began making electronic theses and dissertations publicly available through the California Digital Library (CDL) eScholarship service in 2011, after several years of discussion and development at the systemwide and campus levels. It has been an ongoing challenge to endeavor a systemwide, standardized approach for ETDs in the face of different local campus policies and procedures. The shared service is the result of significant development effort on the part of CDL as well as campuses to adjust tools and workflows to address the ingest and publication of ETDs. It is also the result of local campus collaboration between the library and graduate studies division to develop guidelines and policies for ETDs, including those addressing author rights and enabling public access. Each campus has had to advocate and work within the institution's governance structure to garner support for policies enabling open access of ETDs.
The UC San Diego Library and the UC Merced Library were the first and second campuses to fully utilize the CDL services for ETDs. This panel will share experience and perspective from a large, established, research-intensive UC campus as well as from the newest, smallest, and fully "e"-TD UC campus on approaches to policy, process, and support for ETDs. ETDs have become a means to advance the conversation about scholarly communications and open access issues. From a systemwide service perspective, the panel will discuss how CDL's development and implementation of a technological infrastructure has advanced the UC's support of academic scholarship.
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