Archive for the ‘Electronic theses’ Category
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography includes selected English-language articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, unpublished e-prints and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations. The bibliography does not cover digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, news articles, presentation slides or transcripts, or weblog postings. Where possible, links are provided to e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories for published articles. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical.
This Guide to Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD Guide) was born as a result of the support provided by UNESCO in grants given to Virginia Tech and University of Montreal. It was prepared by an international team of faculty and staff, coordinated by Shalini Urs. Its organization and content are the result of the editorial labor of Joseph Moxley. Since then, it has been modified and updated by members of the Board of Directors of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD, http://www.ndltd.org). The ETD Guide provides information about the following:
- creating electronic documents
- using digital libraries
- advantages of ETDs
- impact of enhanced scholarly communication
- greater range of expression provided by ETDs
- developing digital libraries and electronic publishing
- setting up ETD programs