University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

February 23, 2012 – February 24, 2012


Our theme this year is “Beyond the Boundaries” to celebrate the lively arts community of Denton, Texas, as well as our desire to reach beyond the borders of Texas to ETD colleagues in neighboring states. While TxETDA focuses on the needs of ETD professionals within the state of Texas, we welcome the participation of anyone interested in the field of ETDs from across the nation, whether they are inside or outside academia.


This year’s conference includes 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.

More information can be found at the TxETDA blog .

Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • Beyond Metadata Connectivity 

    Oyarce, Guillermo (2012-03-08)
    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 ...
  • Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: the UNT Approach 

    Alemneh, Daniel (2012-03-08)
    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 ...
  • On Elective Double Submission: Data Points from the Early Years of Optional 

    Potvin, Sarah (2012-03-08)
    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 ...
  • Check Yes or No: Analyzing Student Satisfaction with the Texas A&M University Thesis Office 

    Dromgoole, Christine (2012-02-28)
    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; ...
  • Vireo ETD Submission and Management System Development Update 

    Steans, Ryan; Park, Kristi (2012-02-27)
    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 ...
  • TxETDA 2012 Closing Remarks 

    Meernik, James (2012-02-28)
    TxETDA 2012 Closing Remarks
  • TxETDA 2012 Opening Remarks 

    Moen, William (2012-02-28)
    Opening remarks for TxETDA 2012
  • ETDs at UNT: Rhapsody in Green 

    Kleister, Jill; Alemneh, Daniel (2012-02-28)
    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 ...
  • Publishers Say YES to ETDs: The 2011 NDLTD Survey Results 

    McMillan, Gail (2012-02-28)
    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 ...
  • The Life Cycle of Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

    Halbert, Martin (2012-02-28)
    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 ...
  • Demystifying Library Acquisitions: Insight on How Academic Libraries Select Dissertations for Their Collections 

    Peterson-Lugo, Billie (2012-02-28)
    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 ...
  • Embattled by Embargoes: One Librarian’s Experience with ETDs, Copyright & Faculty 

    Holmes, Ramona (2012-02-28)
    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, ...
  • Hot Topics in Copyright 

    Clement, Gail (2012-02-28)
    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 ...