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ETD 2008 Innovations Ensuring Discovery of ETDs: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and ProQuest/UMI Case Study Corrie Marsh, AUL HKUST Austin.

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1 ETD 2008 Innovations Ensuring Discovery of ETDs: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and ProQuest/UMI Case Study Corrie Marsh, AUL HKUST Austin McLean, SCDP Director, ProQuest

2 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs First Hong Kong Thesis Repository Full student support for theses processing Dissertations published by Proquest HKUST built THES ranked 53 worldwide 2007

3 ProQuest UMI Mission ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs To serve the scholarly interests of graduate students as they embark on their chosen career By entering and maintaining the dissertation or thesis in the scholarly record By disseminating the citation and abstract and making copies available according to the authors choices for access and distribution To help the university meet its mission By maintaining a non-local repository of all the institutions graduate work By maintaining a complete record of the institutions graduate productivity

4 ProQuest UMI Database ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs Includes dissertations and masters theses in the digital repository and database, PQDT, as well as the microform archive PQDT = ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Holds more than 2.5 million citations Going back to the 1800s Representing all scholarly and creative disciplines ~ 1 million full-text dissertations in PDF More than 3,000 libraries worldwide subscribe to PQDT

5 Challenges for ETD Submission ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs Library financial and technical support for submitting dissertations to Proquest Access Services receives ETDs, marks-up abstract and submits to institutional repository and cataloging Need: simplified ProQuest system - not student submission

6 Testing for ETD Submission ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs Document Type Definition (DTD) for dissertation metadata (alternative to standard metadata schema) Testing XML metadata to FTP UMI-XML files Fine-tune data elements for populating advisor names, and country, degree, language, and postal codes Provide access to ProQuest specialists for password protected PDFs

7 Solution for ETD Submission UMI-XML DTD for dissertation metadata ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs

8 Solution for ETD Submission ETD 2008 : Ensuring Discovery of ETDs Capture PDF and XML metadata for transfer of FTP zip file to Proquest Proquest uploads files to dissertation publishing and provides Library batch invoicing for publishing fees Hands-off technical solution for full-end user support


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