2012 Texas ETD Association Conference

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University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

February 23, 2012 – February 24, 2012

The Theme of the 2012 TxETDA Conference was “Beyond the Boundaries” to celebrate the lively arts community of Denton, Texas, as well as the group's desire to reach beyond the borders of Texas to ETD colleagues in neighboring states.

The conference included several changes:

  • A 2-day format (1 pm Thursday through noon, Friday) to enable additional opportunities for networking between sessions and during evening programs
  • A poster session to increase information sharing and participation
  • Targeted invitations to neighboring states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma to capitalize on this year’s location.


Recent Submissions

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    The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project
    (2012-03-08) Schultz, Matt
    This project is collaborative, IMLS-funded research to study the challenges faced by libraries charged with curating and preserving ETD content. This poster will provide information on the project’s background, participants, and intended audience; outline the project’s research strategies and community engagement plan; and describe the project’s national outcomes and deliverables, namely a toolkit of guidelines, educational workshop materials, and software tools.
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    Beyond Metadata Connectivity
    (2012-03-08) Oyarce, Guillermo
    ETD collections found in academic library repositories don't necessarily use consistent metadata schemes, which is problematic for resource sharing and information discovery. This poster demonstrates a two-layer solution to address this problem: First, a system to navigate the metadata; the second is a KWIC-type (Keyword in context) interface to examine the information in the documents of the retrieved set.
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    Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: the UNT Approach
    (2012-03-08) Alemneh, Daniel
    Since 1999 the University of North Texas has mandated the electronic submission of theses and dissertations. Although different disciplines have different ETD structure and requirement, the UNT digital library infrastructure supports aggregating a variety of digital formats. Recognizing the research value of ETDs and associated data, this poster will describe UNT’s approaches to integrate and provide seamless access to these valuable, often overlooked materials.
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    On Elective Double Submission: Data Points from the Early Years of Optional
    (2012-03-08) Potvin, Sarah
    What compels a student to seek out ProQuest/UMI submission when his or her institution doesn’t require it? This poster presents early findings on which students elect to go beyond the University of Texas requirements and submit their dissertations to PQDT.
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    Check Yes or No: Analyzing Student Satisfaction with the Texas A&M University Thesis Office
    (2012-02-28) Dromgoole, Christine
    The Texas A&M University Thesis Office uses an online survey of graduating students to gauge their satisfaction with the services provided by the Thesis Office. This poster will outline questions asked to the students; illustrate how they analyze the data; and highlight changes and enhancements they have made to their processes because of survey results.
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    Vireo ETD Submission and Management System Development Update
    (2012-02-27) Steans, Ryan; Park, Kristi
    Vireo, developed at the Texas Digital Library, is a submission and management tool for electronic theses and dissertations. Conceived as a solution for greatly increasing the accessibility and awareness of research created at Texas institutions of higher learning, Vireo is currently in deployment at several major institutions, bringing theses and dissertations online via open access. Now available as an Open Source software, Vireo is being used at both Texas Digital Library member institutions and is expanding in use globally. Ryan Steans and Kristi Park, communications officers for TDL, will provide an update as to the current status of Vireo, outline our successes and pitfalls in the past year, and discuss how TDl seeks to meet the needs of our constituents by working closely with our membership while keeping lines of communication open with users outside of Texas.
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    TxETDA 2012 Closing Remarks
    (2012-02-28) Meernik, James
    TxETDA 2012 Closing Remarks
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    TxETDA 2012 Opening Remarks
    (2012-02-28) Moen, William
    Opening remarks for TxETDA 2012
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    ETDs at UNT: Rhapsody in Green
    (2012-02-28) Kleister, Jill; Alemneh, Daniel
    UNT began mandatory ETDs for both theses and dissertations in fall 1999, making us the 3rd institution in the world to go “electronic” in this way. There have been challenges along the way, but from the very beginning there has been a close and cordial relationship between the Grad School and the Libraries which serves to “book end” the student’s ETD experience in a meaningful and productive way. During this session, UNT’s ETD process from start to finish will be explained, especially the ways in which the Grad School and the Libraries work together to enhance the lifecycle management of students’ research output at UNT.
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    Publishers Say YES to ETDs: The 2011 NDLTD Survey Results
    (2012-02-28) McMillan, Gail
    A topic of discussion for well over a decade in the ETD community-in the Graduate School and the Library as well as among the graduate students and their faculty-has been how publishers view theses and dissertations that are readily available on the Internet and, in particular, whether open access to ETDs hinders future publishing opportunities. This presentation reports on the 2011 results of the survey of journal editors' and university press directors' attitudes toward online theses and dissertations, attitudes that indicate support for open access. This information is of significance to the Texas ETD conference audience, as it will help them make informed decisions about open access to ETDs and what the implications are for publication based on ETDs.
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    The Life Cycle of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
    (2012-02-28) Halbert, Martin
    How will institutions address the entire lifecycle of ETDs, ensuring that the electronic theses and dissertations they acquire from students today will be available to future researchers? One of the most important new responsibilities for academic libraries that has emerged in recent years is curatorial responsibility for ETDs, yet we are only slowly accumulating experience with long-term curatorial practices for this important genre of digital content. This is the context for this keynote, which uses the phrase lifecycle management of digital data in the broad sense defined by the Library of Congress to refer to the “progressive technology and workflow requirements needed to ensure long-term sustainability of and accessibility to digital objects and/or metadata”, as well as in the more detailed senses of the digital lifecycle management model as articulated by the Digital Curation Centre in the UK. A national interuniversity project in ETD lifecycle management funded by IMLS will be described.
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    Demystifying Library Acquisitions: Insight on How Academic Libraries Select Dissertations for Their Collections
    (2012-02-28) Peterson-Lugo, Billie
    With the widening accessibility of electronic theses and dissertations, do academic libraries refrain from purchasing books based on revised dissertations? Do students express this concern when asked why they want to embargo their dissertation? Academic librarians use a variety of mechanisms to identify books for their collections, including approval plans, Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA), Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA), and others. This presentation will define these terms and processes for those who don’t work in libraries and provide a preliminary examination of data from one academic library book jobber (Yankee Book Peddler, Inc.) to see if the use of approval plans has an impact on libraries’ acquisition of dissertations.
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    Embattled by Embargoes: One Librarian’s Experience with ETDs, Copyright & Faculty
    (2012-02-28) Holmes, Ramona
    The DSpace instance at UT Arlington, locally named the ResearchCommons, has had its share of unusual requests concerning ETDs. This presentation discusses a myriad of issues the library faced in regards to who owns copyright, getting that message across to students and faculty, and sharing my knowledge gained through mistakes and mishap!
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    Hot Topics in Copyright
    (2012-02-28) Clement, Gail
    In this session we will look at real-life copyright questions and issues raised on the ETD-L list and consider the “best” responses to address them. Please bring questions from your own ETD offices so we can add them to our lively, free-wheeling discussion!