October 2014 to September 2017
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Supporting the evolution of ETD research products

ETDplus builds on the momentum of the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project to research and build tools to help manage a growing challenge in ETD programs: the creation and submission of materials beyond the PDF of a thesis or dissertation. Ranging from research data sets to video installations, from websites to music recitals, these digital objects are pieces of intellectual work that cannot be captured in words alone.

The project is producing guidance documentation, workshop materials, and software tools for students and staff to use in managing these complex digital objects. It is a partnership between Educopia Institute, bepress, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado State University, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Indiana State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Oregon State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, ProQuest, University of Louisville, University of North Carolina School of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Virginia Tech University.

The project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the NDLTD, HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Carnegie Mellon, Indiana State, Morehouse, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech.

Deliverables & Resources

All resources created during this project and related projects can be found on the Electronic Theses and Dissertations page.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.