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ETD 2011 – Call for Participation in 14th Int’l Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Registration and program information are now available for the premier conference on ETDs.  I will be giving a presentation on digital scholarship centers and their support for students developing ETDs.
Joan Lippincott
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ETD2011: Call for Participation

ETD2011 – 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
13-17 September 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011

=== Overview

ETD2011 is the latest in a series of international conferences of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The expected audience will include advocates, practitioners, researchers and students working in the area of electronic theses and dissertations and, more broadly, open access and digital repositories.  The conference is hosted in South Africa by the SA National Research Foundation, Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa (CHELSA), University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.  ETD2011 will provide local and international attendees with the opportunity to exchange ideas and enrich their respective programmes, bridging the infamous north-south divide.

The conference programme will include technical paper sessions, plenary keynote addresses, poster presentations (with at least 24 posters), panels, tutorials and workshops — to cater for a broad audience of participants.

While the conference programme is certain to be intellectually stimulating, the location at the V&A Waterfront will provide a convenient launchpad to see Cape Town and its surrounding areas as well.  Information on travel and accommodation is available on the website.

We cordially invite you to join us at ETD2011!

=== Programme Details

[Full programme details can be found at: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/programme]

In summary, the programme is structured as follows:

* 13 September : Tutorial and Conference Opening
* 14-15 September : Keynote Addresses, Paper and Panel Sessions
* 16-17 September : Workshops

The following papers have been accepted for presentation:

1. Digitization efforts in the Federal University of Technology Owerri (Futo): successes, challenges, prospects/Chinwe Anunobi & Collette Onyebinama
2. Do ETDs deter publishers? Does web availability count as prior publication?/Marisa Ramirez, Gail Mcmillan, Joan Dalton, Nancy Seamans & Max Read
3. The dot on the i: reflections of a postgraduate student and repository manager on the etd process at the University of Pretoria/Elsabé Olivier & Ina Louw
4. Thesis and dissertations management overview in Kosovo/Shukrije Rama
5. Institutional repositories for open access: the Ghanaian experience/Abednego Corletey
6. Electronic theses and dissertations in Nigeria University Libraries: status, challenges and strategies/Ifeanyi J Ezema & Cyprian Ugwu
7. Creative partnerships to advance graduate research in the digital age/John Hagen
8. Towards a National ETD Database: responsibilities of the libraries in Kenya/John Thuku
9. First a trial balloon, now an established workflow: collecting electronic thesis at the German National Library/Uta Ackermann
10. CARPET – a Directory of Generic Publishing Tools/Peter Schirmbacher
11. Creating a National Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Portal in South Africa/Lawrence Webley, Hussein Suleman & Tatenda Chipeperekwa
12. Building institutional repositories in KLISC Member Institutions in Kenya: emerging challenges/Rosemary Otando
13. Assessing awareness of repositories and the Open Access Movement among ETD Faculty Advisors/Molly Dolan
14. Enriching the VT ETD-db System with references/Sung Hee Park & Edward A. Fox
15. Social factors influencing the adoption and development of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) programmes in the Arab Gulf States/Jamal Alsalmi, Dr Chern Li Liew & Brenda Chawner
16. Data desiccation: facilitating long-term access, use, and reuse of ETDs/Daniel Alemneh & Mark Phillips
17. Two South African institutional repositories: a comparative overview/Annah Macha & Karin De Jager
18. Examining access by country, language and areas of knowledge/Ana Pavani
19. Where sharing should not go: establishing administrative protocols for copyright compliance and plagiarism detection/Charles Greenberg & Austin Mclean
20. Improving accessibility to collections of electronic theses and dissertations/Venkat Srinivasan & Edward Fox
21. University digital scholarship centers and support for graduate thesis and dissertation work/Joan Lippincott
22. VT ETD-db 2.0: rewriting ETD-db system/Sung Hee Park, Paul Mather, Kimberli D. Weeks & Gail Mcmillan
23. The role of stakeholders: electronic theses and dissertations submission workflow for the University of Johannesburg/Lazarus Matizirofa
24. Digitization of theses and dissertations: status quo India/Dr Mangala Hirwade
25. Panel on plans related to the NDLTD Union Catalog/Edward Fox

There will be three workshops to discuss specific topics in detail and advance the state of the art:

* Workshop 1: Distributed Digital Preservation for ETDs
* Workshop 2: Data Curation
* Workshop 3: Lets get started! Creating Institutional Repositories using open source software

Details on the workshops can be found at: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/workshops

=== Late-Breaking Results

We can still accommodate some late-breaking results in the form of posters at the conference.  If you wish to submit a poster to the conference, contact the programme chairs [Hussein <hussein@cs.uct.ac.za> and Elsabé <Elsabe.Olivier@up.ac.za>] before 31 July 2011.

=== Registration

Register for the conference online at:

http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/registration

The deadline for early registration is 1 August 2011.

=== Travel Grants and Student Grants

There is some funding available for travel grants.  See the website for details.  The deadline for travel grant applications is 8 July 2011.

Students are encouraged to participate in the conference.  Funding is available to support some students in related disciplines (Library and Information Science, Computer Science, etc.) to participate in the conference.  See the website for details.  The deadline for student grant applications is 20 July 2011.

=== Organising Committee

* Janine Dunlop, University of Cape Town
* Pascal Hoba, Association of African Universities
* Thuli Khoza, NRF
* Patricia Liebetrau, University of Kwazulu-Natal
* Pateka Matshaya, University of the Western Cape/CHELSA
* Elsabe Olivier, University of Pretoria/NDLTD
* Reggie Raju, Stellenbosch University
* Hannie Sander, University of Johannesburg/CHELSA
* Daisy Selematsela, NRF, Conference Chair
* Ina Smith, Stellenbosch University
* Heinrich Spingies, NRF
* Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Programme Chair
* Felix Ubogu, University of the Witwatersrand/CHELSA
* Henda van der Berg, NRF


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ETD’s and Graduate Education

A new article on electronic theses and dissertations by Joan Lippincott and Clifford Lynch is now available as part of the recently released issue no. 270 of Research Library Issues (RLI). “ETDs and Graduate Education: Programs and Prospects”is freely available at http://publications.arl.org/rli270/7.

Conversations – July recording available

The archived audio recording of the July 15 CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). This session includes a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference by CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch and myself; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. I gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that Cliff and I co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).

About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at jackie@cni.org. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.

For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact me at Joan@cni.org.

July 2010

Audio Recording [mp3 1:06:46 hr.] July 15, 2010

In the July 2010 CNI Conversations, Executive Director Cliff Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott provide a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. Joan Lippincott gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that she and Cliff co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).

CNI Conversations – May recording available

The the archived audio recording of the May 27 CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). This session includes discussion of a recent meeting on computer forensics and cultural heritage, as well as information about a symposium at the University of North Texas dealing with a campus policy on open access. CNI Director Clifford Lynch also talked about the Sage Bionetworks Congress held in April 2010, to establish the foundation for the new public domain resource, the Sage Commons.

Associate Director Joan Lippincott provides an overview of her talk at the upcoming Electronic Theses and Dissertations conference (Austin, TX, June 2010), in which she will speak on how library and IT units can better support students at the thesis or dissertation stage. Questions included the Center for Studies in Higher Education meeting on peer review, and the data management plan recently mandated by the National Science Foundation as part of grants.

About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at jackie. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.

For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at Joan.

ETD 2010: Call for Submissions

ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability
Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations & Tutorials

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 5, 2010
Themes: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, Latin America

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and the University of Texas Libraries invite you to submit a paper, poster or presentation for “ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability” – the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations to be held June 16 – 18, 2010 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.  ETD 2010 will explore the issues of collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in promoting ETDs, Institutional repositories and Open Access in the realm of scholarly communications.  Details at http://conferences.tdl.org/utlibraries/etd2010.