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Introduction to the Texas etd Association Laura Hammons Chair, ETD Working Group TCDL Austin, TX May 26, 2009.

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1 Introduction to the Texas etd Association Laura Hammons Chair, ETD Working Group TCDL Austin, TX May 26, 2009

2 Overview History History Existing Models Existing Models Purpose Purpose Goals Goals Structure Structure Input Input

3 history

4 Existing models Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Appalachian Regional ETD Consortium Ohio ETD Association

5 Networked digital library of theses and dissertations NDLTD; Established in 1996 Dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations International organization Annual Meeting; 2009 June 10-13, Philadelphia

6 Appalachian regional ETD Consortium AR-ETD Established ~ 2004 To promote ETD program implementation, to increase membership in the NDLTD and to ultimately improve the economic conditions in the Appalachian region

7 Ohio ETD Association Model OETDA; Established ~ 2006 Closely associated with, but separate from, OhioLink Board of 3 members Member of NDLTD Host spring 2-day conference and fall 1- day meeting

8 OETDA Purpose Statement OETDA seeks to address issues important to the ETD community, increase ETD knowledge of its members, provide information on how to increase productivity through the sharing of best- practices, provide networking and learning opportunities, advance the ETD professional role, establish standards, promote ETD open access, and more

9 OETDA Conference Special focus OhioLink ProQuest Survey of Earned Doctorates Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Institutional presentation on best practices Round Table for Special Interest Groups

10 OETDA Meeting Focus on single best practices topic

11 Texas Digital Library A center for excellence for the creation, curation, and preservation of digital scholarly information for the state

12 structure Leadership for ETD Forum to be provided by TDL ETD Working Group Membership to consist of chair and representation from 4-5 TDL member-institutions

13 Texas ETD Association purpose statement To provide a network of support for ETD users in the state of Texas through professional development and training, sharing of best practices; to guide future development of the TDL Thesis and Dissertation Management System, Vireo; and, to promote ETD implementation at institutions throughout the state

14 Goals (Semi-)Annual Meetings (Semi-)Annual Meetings Network List Network List Listserv Listserv Survey Survey Vireo Support and Training Vireo Support and Training Guide Future Development and Prioritization of Needs in TDMS /Vireo Guide Future Development and Prioritization of Needs in TDMS /Vireo

15 involvement Deans, Administrators and Staff in the following areas: Deans, Administrators and Staff in the following areas: Thesis and dissertation services within graduate offices/colleges Thesis and dissertation services within graduate offices/colleges Institutional libraries Institutional libraries Internet Technology (IT) support Internet Technology (IT) support

16 involvement Institutions who Institutions who currently manage ETDs currently manage ETDs are interested in implementing ETDs on their campuses are interested in implementing ETDs on their campuses ETD Management Applications ETD Management Applications Current and potential Vireo users Current and potential Vireo users Those working with home- grown systems Those working with home- grown systems Those using the ProQuest Administrator system Those using the ProQuest Administrator system Combination Combination

17 input Structure Structure Purpose Purpose Goals Goals Other Other


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