TDL Federated ETD Collection featured at USETDA Conference

USETDA 2011 B2 300x222 TDL Federated ETD Collection featured at USETDA ConferenceTexas Digital Library program coordinator Ryan Steans spoke at the U.S. ETD Association (USETDA) Conference in May about the TDL’s federated collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The TDL Federated ETD Collection contains ETD records harvested from TDL members’ institutional repositories, providing a single point of discovery for more than 16,000 theses and dissertations.

The USETDA Conference, which took place May 18-20 in Orlando, Florida, is designed for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, and other institutions who work with ETDs or ETD programs.

Steans co-presented with OhioLINK’s Thomas Dowling about the value of and processes behind building a statewide repository of theses and dissertations. The OhioLINK ETD Center contains thousands of documents from 35 thesis programs and 26 colleges and universities in Ohio.

The TDL presentation occured Thursday, May 19 at 1:15 PM in the Holiday Inn – Walt Disney World Resort. Presentations from the USETDA Conference are available on the proceedings page of the conference website, which was hosted by the Texas Digital Library.

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