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1 1 Introduction to NDLTD and Brief History of the ETD Movement ETD 2008: 11 th Int. Symp. on ETDs Aberdeen, Scotland: Newcomers Edward A. Fox, Executive Director, NDLTD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA USA Mobile:

2 Outline Acknowledgements Digital Libraries NDLTD Background for Future Work Summary

3 Acknowledgements All those working with ETDs NDLTD, including Board, Committees, and Members ETD 2008 Conference Team Sponsors Presenters, Attendees

4 Acknowledgements (2): Mtgs 1987 mtg in Ann Arbor: UMI, VT, … 1992 mtg in Washington: CNI, CGS, UMI, VT and 10 univ’s 1993 mtg in Atlanta to start Monticello Electronic Library (regional, US Southeast): SURA, SOLINET 1994 mtg at VT: std: PDF + SGML + multimedia objects 1996 mtg w. funding by SURA, US Dept. of Education(FIPSE) 1997 meetings in UK, Germany, – 1 st symposium – Memphis (20) 1999 – 2 nd symposium – Blacksburg (70) 2000 – 3 rd symposium – St. Petersburg (225) 2001 – 4 th symposium – Caltech (200) 2002 – 5 th symposium – BYU, Provo, Utah 2003 – 6 th symposium – Berlin (215) 2004 – 7 th symposium – U. Kentucky 2005 – 8 th symposium – Sydney, Australia 2006 – 9 th symposium – Quebec City, Canada 2007 – 10 th symposium – Uppsala, Sweden

5 Outline Acknowledgements Digital Libraries –More details in my talk tomorrow NDLTD Background for Future Work Summary

6 Digital Libraries (DLs) -- Objectives World Lit.: 24hr / 7day / from desktop Ubiquitous Integrated “super” information systems Usable, Useful Higher Quality, Lower Cost Education, Knowledge Sharing, Discovery Disintermediation -> Collaboration Universities Reclaim Property Interactive Courseware, Student Works

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9 Outline Acknowledgements Digital Libraries NDLTD Background for Future Work Summary

10 NDLTD Home Page

11 Aiding universities to enhance graduate education, publishing and Intellectual Property Rights efforts Helping improve the availability and content of theses and dissertations Educating ALL future scholars so they can publish electronically and effectively use digital libraries (i.e., are Information Literate and can be more expressive) What are we doing?

12 12 NDLTD Incorporation Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations incorporated May 20, 2003 in Virginia, USA Charitable and educational purposes (501 c 3) Officers (now) –Executive Director (Ed Fox) –Secretary (Gail McMillan) –Treasurer (Austin McLean)

13 13 NDLTD Committee Activities Implementation –How to apply standards? –How to coordinate a national/regional program? –How to launch a pilot project? –How to train students regarding copyright, digital libraries, electronic publishing, preservation, …? Membership, Public Relations –How to clarify and publicize member services? –How to double membership in 2 years? Please update your Member Info!

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17 Outline Acknowledgements Digital Libraries NDLTD Background for Future Work Summary

18 Background for Future Work Guide moving to wiki (wikibooks goal) –More details in my talk tomorrow OAI

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20 20 OAI - Open Archives Initiative Advocacy for interoperability Standard for transferring metadata among digital libraries –Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH) Simplicity Generality Extensibility Support for PMH => Open Archive (OA)

21 21 OAI – Black Box Perspective OA 1OA 2OA 4OA 3OA 5OA 6OA 7

22 22 Discovery Current Awareness Preservation Service Providers Data Providers Metadata harvesting The World According to OAI

23 Summary Acknowledgements Digital Libraries NDLTD Background for Future Work

24 24 Why ETD? Short Answer For Students: –Gain knowledge and skills for the Knowledge Society –Richer communication (digital information, multimedia, …) For Universities: –Easy way to enter the digital library field and benefit thereby (“no brainer” entrée into institutional repositories) For the World: –Global digital library – large, useful, many services General: –Save time and money –Increased visibility for all associated with research results

25 25 Questions? Discussion? Recommendations? Thank You!


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