The vision of the Texas ETD Association (TxETDA) is to be a leader in the field of electronic theses and dissertations within the state of Texas and to serve as a model for state-wide ETD associations throughout the nation.

Our mission is to provide a network of support for ETD professionals in the state of Texas, and to connect them with organizations and resources that enrich the work they do. Through a commitment to advancing open access, TxETDA strives to increase ETD submission at institutions throughout the state. TxETDA provides a forum for ETD professionals to support one another by offering opportunities for professional development and growth and by facilitating communication and the sharing of best practices. We, the members of TxETDA, strive to continually improve the capabilities of our members to serve and enhance their understanding of the field and use of the latest technology. (Last updated September 2010).

TxETDA was founded in 2009 through the generous support and encouragement of the following groups/individuals:

  • The Ohio ETD Assocation (OETDA)
  • Angela McCutcheon, Ohio University
  • Texas Digital Library (TDL)
  • Ryan Steans, TDL
  • Tim Brace, University of Texas at Austin
  • Adam Mikeal, Texas A&M University
  • Laura Hammons, Texas A&M University
  • The 2009-2010 TxETDA Leadership Team

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Recent Submissions

  • ETD Program Implementation - An Overview 

    Hammons, Laura; Lyon, Colleen (2015-03-05)
    Organized and facilitated by the TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 2015 conference planning committee, this workshop will use the ETD Lifecycle Management Guiding Documents as a foundation for preparing ETD program stakeholders and ...
  • Vireo 3.0 Training and Workshop 

    Steans, Ryan J; Larrison, Stephanie; Park, Kristi (2015-01-13)
    In 2014, the Vireo Users Group worked with developers at the Texas Digital Library and Texas A&M University to implement feature requests and employ enhancements within the Vireo ETD Submission and Management software. ...
  • Doubling Down Double Jeopardy: Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

    Newman, Carey (2015-03-27)
    The 2015 TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference keynote address.
  • The State of ETDs in the Lone Star State: An Update for 2014/2015 

    Lyon, Colleen (2015-01-13)
    Objective: To follow up on a 2009 survey regarding the status of ETDs at Texas institutions with more current information that can be used to guide program planning for the Texas Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association ...
  • Who? What? Why? When? A Tale of ETD Metadata 

    Long, Kara; Lyon, Colleen; Park, Kristi; Potvin, Sarah; Rivero, Monica; Thompson, Santi (2015-01-12)
    Early proponents of ETDs argued that moving from print to electronic format would make “these works more readily accessible to other scholars,” raising the specter that “...theses and dissertations lie moldering in library ...
  • Automated Metadata: Transforming ETD Cataloging at Oklahoma State University Library 

    Ahrberg, Janet H.; Mardis, Teresa; Manners, Tabitha (2015-01-12)
    In the realm of cataloging Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) whether traditionally one by one or in batches, the challenge of finding a balance between the quality and the quantity of cataloging is still a universal ...
  • Vireo 3.0 : A Growing Partnership in the Service of ETDs 

    Larrison, Stephanie; Park, Kristi; Steans, Ryan (2015-01-12)
    Following in the footsteps of the 2013 TxETDA conference presentation, “Vireo 2.0 : An Evolving Partnership in the Service of ETDs” by Laura Hammons, Kristi Park and Scott Phillips, we would like to provide an update on ...
  • A Comedy of Errors: Preservation Challenges at Texas Tech University 

    Winkler, Heidi; Perrin, Joy (2014-03-05)
    While there has been much written about starting ETD programs and the ongoing discussions surrounding embargos, there has not been much published about the struggles of the long-term archiving and curation of a collection ...
  • Convening a Graduate Student Copyright/IP Task Force 

    Hammons, Laura (2014-03-03)
    In Fall 2013, Texas A&M University convened a task force whose charge was to look at inconsistencies in and identify issues with current graduate student copyright/intellectual property rules and policies, to recommend ...
  • Tilting at Windmills: Creating an Embargo Policy 

    Babcock, Renee E. (2014-03-03)
    The University of Texas at Austin has required online publication of doctoral dissertations for over a decade, but since the Fall of 2010, UT Austin has required all master's and doctoral students to publish their ETDs ...
  • Sharing the Kool-Aid: A Blend of Library and Grad School Philosophies 

    Witkowski, Kristine; Holmes, Ramona (2014-03-03)
    Due to the decentralization of the University of Texas at Arlington Graduate School in April of 2013 and the reorganizations of the university libraries in July of 2013, UT Arlington Libraries acquired the ETD Coordinator ...
  • Myths and Value in the Deposit of ETDs: A Final Teachable Moment 

    Carlson, David (2013-03-06)
    Presentation given on March 1, 2013 to Texas Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (TxETDA) meeting at Texas A&M University. The presentation addresses the issue surrounding the choices made by student in access ...
  • A Comparison of Features Among ETD Submission Systems 

    Larrison, Stephanie (2013-02-08)
    This poster will provide a comparison of features offered by different Electronic Thesis and Dissertation submission systems in an easy to understand and visually appealing table. The intent of this poster is to offer a ...
  • Creating and Evaluating Metadata for a Large Legacy Thesis Collection: From “Vocational Agriculture” (1922) to “Microemulsion-Mediated Syntheses” (2004) 

    Creel, James; Potvin, Sarah (2013-02-08)
    In the summer of 2012, Texas A&M University Libraries uploaded more than 16,000 retrospectively-digitized masters-level theses, dating from 1922 to 2004, into our DSpace institutional repository. A Retrospective Theses ...
  • Templates with Style: Upgrading a Basic Microsoft Word Template 

    Dromgoole, Christine (2013-02-27)
    In the spring of 2011, Texas A&M began the process of developing a more advanced version of our Microsoft Word Template. The previous template was basic, with the margins and page numbers pre-set and placeholder text on ...
  • Implementing an ETD Program at a Decentralized University; Tricky But Doable 

    Reilly, Michele; Gould, Mary; Roberts, Bernice (2013-02-08)
    The University of Houston is a campus of 12 colleges all offering masters and doctorate level education. These programs are not directed by the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) department, thus making concentrated ...
  • Vireo 2.0: An Evolving Partnership in the Service of ETDs 

    Hammons, Laura; Park, Kristi; Phillips, Scott (2013-02-08)
    Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission and Management software, developed by the Texas Digital Library as an open-source application, is a leading tool for graduate offices and academic libraries who accept, ...
  • Batch It-A Quicker Way to Bring ETDs into the Bibliographic Utility 

    Thompson, Santi; Wu, Annie (2013-02-08)
    As the University of Houston moves toward an all-electronic thesis and dissertation submission process, the ability to provide efficient description and access to the increased volume of ETDs is more important than ever. ...
  • Determining and Mapping Locations of Study in Theses and Dissertations: A Spatial Representation and Visualization Tool for ETDs 

    Weimer, Kathy; Creel, James (2013-02-08)
    Theses and dissertations play a significant role in the scholarly literature, and many refer to locations of interest or regions under study. We have created a tool to generate interactive maps of the geographic locations ...
  • The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project 

    Schultz, Matt (2012-03-08)
    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, ...

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