The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) has announced the winners of its ETD Awards for 2010. The Awards recognize both student efforts to transform the genre of ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) and university leaders who have raised awareness of ETDs and improved graduate education through their work.
One of the latter awards (the ETD Leadership Award) went to Tim Brace of the University of Texas at Austin, for his work with the UT Austin ETD program and his efforts to migrate the program to the Texas Digital Library’s ETD submission and management system (Vireo). Congratulations to Tim and to UT Austin!
From the NDLTD press release:
Tim has been involved with the NDLTD for the past decade and has provided leadership to implement the ETD program at the University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest graduate schools in the U.S. His many presentations on ETD implementation at UT-Austin and the launch of the original ETD Administrator pilot with ProQuest/UMI have always captivated audiences as he shared lessons learned. He also assisted with migration of the ETD process to the new state-wide consortium Texas Digital Libraries repository system. His unique perspectives gained from his work in the graduate school as well as the information technology sector have helped provide critical and respected guidance for many institutions around the world on ETD matters. Presently Tim is Assistant Director in the Office of the Registrar at UT-Austin.
The awards will be presented at the ETD 2010 conference to be held at UT Austin on June 16-18.
(via the Texas ETD Association Blog)