Sunday, June 8, 2008

ETD 2008 Road Trip: Fettercairn Distillery

ETD 2008 Road Trip: Crathes Castle and Gardens

Closing Session: Future Plans

Besides the the promotion for ETD 2009 in Pittsburgh, the remaining conference delegates were taking theorugh successive ballots to assist in the determination of themes, tracks, and places for future ETD meetings.

Innovation Track: the ABES STAR system

Marianne Giloux and Isabelle Mauger Perez from the Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Supérieur (ABES), France presented the plan for the implementation of STAR, which includes:
  • saving and recording the Theses
  • gathering and extracting metadata used for description, indexation, long term preservation and dissemination
  • transfering the theses to a national system of preservation
  • allocating a permanent identifier ( URL)
Data and metadata are ingested in STAR either on-line, through Web forms, or by importation of normalized files extracted from various locals systems, or with a mixed method.

Innovation Track: Open Electronic Library of Kyrgyzstan

Sania Battalova, from the American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic and President of Library and Information Consortium of Kyrgyzstan, reportedabout the Open Digital Libraries of Papers of Kyrgyzstan scientists, implementing a cooperative across 12 libraries in Kyrgyzstan. The Library community implementing new technologies and projects, and building team work for sustainability.

The Innovation Track: Peru

Libio Huaroto from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Library System in Lima, Peru, has already provides an earlier blog update on the developments of his ETD efforts in Peru. At ETD2008, he spoke about the implementation of the Digital Thesis Peruvian Network. Libio also set up a slideshare site to share presentations.

Friday: the UK EthOS Project!

The UK’s Electronic Thesis On-line Service (EThOS) team presented a live demonstration and discussion of the next-generation EthOS system and the harvesting technologies they will use for thesis metadata held in the servers and on the shelves of up to 120 UK university libraries to be accessed from a single point of contact. The EThOS partners highlighted why this service is important to UK research and how it benefits UK Higher Education and those who want access to a primary research resource.