Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wondering what's going on with ETDs in Japan? Sugita Izumi from the Japanese National Informatics Institute (NII) Institutional Repository Program, provided this update:
"A Japanese ETD Working Group was organized. Members of the Working Group are National Institute of Informatics (NII), National Diet Library (NDL), University libraries, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Their future agenda includes:
- Digitization of past doctoral dissertations.
- Registration of future doctoral dissertations to IRs.
- Development of the one stop portal system for ETD.
- Monitoring and responding to the revision of Japanese ministerial ordinance for dissemination of doctoral dissertations.
Please contact Izumi and the other members of the NII Library Liaison Team for more information on their ETD initiative.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
For those of you who cannot access the link we have archived a copy via NDLTD.
I have also archived a local copy of the print edition (content is same as online but different picture).
I hope the student outcome survey data, comments and policy recommendation I have provided will help move this debate along in a more constructive fashion.
For those of you who are interested, I will be presenting a paper at the ETD 2008 Symposium in several weeks on this very topic; the full paper, WVU ETD policy recommendation and analyses will be available as open access in the NDLTD institutional repository.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Picture Source: Scotland-Map.com
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
And the winners are... ETD Awards sponsored by Adobe Systems
The Awards Program includes several categories of appreciation. The Innovative ETD Award recognizes student efforts to transform the genre of the print dissertation through the use of innovative software to create cutting edge ETDs. Use of renderings, photos, video and other multimedia objects that are included in the electronic document were considered as part of the innovation of the work. The Innovative Learning through ETDs Award recognizes a student whose professional life has been enhanced by the ETD process. Finally, the ETD Leadership Award recognizes members of the university community whose leadership and vision has helped raise awareness of the benefits of ETDs, and whose efforts have improved graduate education through the use of ETDs. The awards will be presented at the ETD 2008 Symposium, to be held this year at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 4th - 7th.
ETD Awards sponsored by Adobe SystemsThe Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) consortium is pleased to announce this year's award winners. The awards recognize students who have written exemplary electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). These ETDs demonstrate new dimensions of scholarship being explored by individuals who have made significant contributions to the worldwide ETD movement.
The Celtic North, never quiet, made its last united effort in 1411, when Donald, Lord of the Isles, who was in touch with the English Government, claimed the earldom of Ross, in right of his wife, as against the Earl of Buchan, a son of Albany; mustered all the wild clans of the west and the isles at Ardtornish Castle on the Sound of Mull; marched through Ross to Dingwall; defeated the great northern clan of Mackay, and was hurrying to sack Aberdeen when he was met by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, the gentry of the northern Lowlands, mounted knights, and the burgesses of the towns, some eighteen miles from Aberdeen, at Harlaw. There was a pitched battle with great slaughter, but the Celts had no cavalry, and the end was that Donald withdrew to his fastnesses. The event is commemorated by an old literary ballad, and in Elspeth's ballad in Scott's novel, ‘The Antiquary.' (Before you take me to task, yes, the image is the famous William Wallace(1272-1305), the rebel of Braveheart fame, who had nothing to do with the attempted sacking of Aberdeen, except stirring up discontent a few decades earlier)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Image Source : youngrobv's photo stream
Monday, May 5, 2008
If you have been concerned about conflicting versions of the "drop-dead" submission deadline for papers and posters, please consider the 19th of May the final deadline. As with previous ETD meetings, the conference respository for papers and posters will live well beyond ETD2008.
09.30 - 12.30 Wednesday 4th June
ETDs for Rookies
John H. Hagen
(West Virginia University Libraries)
Distributed Digital Preservation Workshop:
ETDs Can Be as Secure as Their Paper Predecessors
Prof. Gail McMillan
(Director of the Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries,
Dr. Martin Halbert
(Director for Digital Programs and Systems, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University)
Information will be available shortly
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Dr Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and in 2000, obtained a Ph.D. there. For many years, he was Head of Library Automation at Ghent. After having left Ghent in 2000, he has been Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and formerly Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and the info URI.
Dr Paul Ayris has been director of University College London(UCL) Library Services since 1997, as well as coordinator of their Senior Management Team. He is also the UCL copyright officer. He is a member of the LIBER (Ligue Internationale des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) and SPARC Europe boards. He chairs LIBER's access division, and the OAI organising committee for the Cern workshops on scholarly communication. He also chairs the UK's SHERPA management group. He is deputy chair of the JISC’s repositories and preservation advisory group. He is a member of the JISC's journals working group, of SCONUL's health strategy group and of the CURL/SCONUL joint scholarly communications group. He has a PhD in ecclesiastical history and publishes on English reformation studies.