Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Exploring the evolution of research products by authors on the cusp of their careers and the cutting-edge of their fields.

Colleges and universities are steadily transitioning from traditional paper and microfilm formats for graduate theses and dissertations. While this move from print-based to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) greatly enhances the accessibility and sharing of graduate student research, it also presents significant challenges for academic libraries seeking to preserve digital content.

To promote best practices and to increase the capacity of academic libraries to reliably preserve ETDs, project participants will develop and share a toolkit of guidelines, educational materials, and a set of software tools for ETD life-cycle data management and preservation.

All Research Grants

Dates: October 2014 to September 2017
Funder: IMLS
Principal Investigator(s): Katherine Skinner, Matt Schultz, Sam Meister
Project Manager(s): Nick Krabbenhoeft
Dates: November 2011 to October 2014
Funder: IMLS
Principal Investigator(s): Katherine Skinner, Martin Halbert
Project Manager(s): Matt Schultz


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