Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

March 27, 2014 – March 28, 2014

TxETDA is collaborating with the US ETD Association to offer its second regional conference. The theme for this year's conference is "Harness the Wind". ETD professionals are encouraged to harvest the energy from the changing winds that surround ETDs to energize and advance the field.

USETDA Region 3 members are especially invited to attend this conference, but all of those with an interest in ETDs, regardless of location are welcome. USETDA Region 3 includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

TxETDA and USETDA aim to increase the knowledge of ETD professionals and enhance ETD operations by providing professional development opportunities and encouraging the sharing of best practices. Additionally, this conference provides unique opportunities to build bridges and engage in conversations between the graduate school and library around ETD-related issues.

The conference fee ($60 early bird, $70 regular registration ) covers all sessions and some meals.

Visit the 2014 TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference homepage for additional information.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...