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By Edward A. Fox, Shahrooz Feizabadi, Joseph M. Moxley, Christian R. Weisser

Digital Theses and Dissertations examines how digital book of theses and dissertations may well increase graduate schooling. this article clarifies the composition, review, dissemination, and protection of digital theses and dissertations (ETDs), and gives a conceptual framework for the advance of potent ETD courses. It identifies the most technical issues on the topic of the adoption of ETD projects and includes solutions and techniques that experience confirmed potent within the longest-running library-group aid attempt for campus ETDs, making it the major consultant to the newest strategies, practices, and guidelines in ETD creation, distribution, and institutionalization.

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Supporting Infrastructure If every graduate student is to submit an ETD, enhancement to the campus infrastructure is required in most institutions. Usually, this is more a matter of will and coordination than large expense, and most would agree that the end result is highly desirable. Let us consider several possible scenarios. First, if Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) is the target representation, most PC, Mac, and Unix systems can run the software required to prepare PDF files. , about $40 per copy of Exchange).

Given this state of affairs, it seems 20 ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS reasonable to consider the implications of submitting, archiving, and disseminating graduate theses and dissertations exclusively in electronic form. This idea was first discussed well over a decade ago at a 1987 meeting in Ann Arbor arranged by UMI and attended by representatives of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), the University of Michigan, and two software developers (SoftQuad and ArborText).

Htm). 2. html). 3. utdallas. edu/). NEXT GENERATION ETDS 31 4. html). 5. edu/ETD/). 6. html); unless otherwise noted, all of the quotations in the following paragraphs are likewise drawn from individual project descriptions available at this URL. 7. html). 8. html). 9. The dissertation was completed in 1994 on a subject in twentieth-century poetry. I have elected to not include the title and author’s name here. Eaton, † Gail McMillan, Laura Weiss, Emilio Arce, and Scott Guyer Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia Neill A.

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