Representatives of the Texas Digital Library traveled to Pittsburgh to attend the 12th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, aka ETD2009, which took place June 10-13. The conference, sponsored by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), features workshops, talks, and exhibits focused on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and institutional repositories.
Adam Mikeal, a TDL developer at Texas A&M University, and Laura Hammons of the Texas A&M University Thesis Office, presented on the TDL’s efforts to create its federated, statewide collection of ETDs, including the use of the Vireo application for submission, management, and publication of ETDs.
Conference proceedings for ETD2009 are now available online. Some of particular interest to TDL members might include:
ETDs, IRs and Open Access: The Case of Small and Medium Size Academic Institutions
Broadening Dissemination of New Knowledge in the Digital Millennium
A Moral and Legal Obligation: Preservation in the Digital Age
Additionally, Doug Barnett of the University of Texas Libraries was on hand to promote next year’s symposium, which will be held June 16-19, 2010, at the University of Texas at Austin. Mark your calendars now for that exciting event!