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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of European University Information Systems EUNIS2001

30 March 2001 (has links)
No description available.

Spätmittelalterliche Wallfahrt im mitteldeutschen Raum. Beiträge einer interdisziplinären Arbeitstagung

8 June 2002 (has links)
No description available.

The State of the NDLTD Union Catalog

Hickey, Thomas B., Dehn, Tom 24 May 2003 (has links)
OCLC has taken over the task of consolidating metadata records about NDLTD theses and dissertations. We are currently harvesting records via OAI-PMH, and information about the status of that collection, how it can be accessed, and what steps need to undertaken to get additional institutions added will be presented. The relationship between this union catalog, the VTLS catalog, and XTCat, records extracted from OCLC's WorldCat, will be explained. This harvesting effort is associated with the Metadata Switch research project at OCLC that deals with the problems that multiple metadata formats create for union catalogs. A description of this project is given, including techniques we are developing which should make harvested records more manageable and easily retrievable.

Taking the Plunge: Requiring the ETD

Douglas, Kimberly, Van de Velde, Eric 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
It made sense for Caltech, the California Institute of Technology (a private, technically focused, U.S. university, http://www.caltech.edu), to go electronic when it comes to theses. It took three years: From March 1999 when Prof. Ed Fox of the Virginia Technical University spoke at Caltech, to July 2002 for the Graduate Office at Caltech to stipulate that an ETDs was required of all PhD candidates. The library staff successfully addressed specific education and technical issues to smooth the transition in as short a time as possible. The impact and effect of the ETD repository reverberates through the community and positions the library for further digital library developments on campus.

The MAVA Approach Multimedia Authoring in Higher Education

Freydank, Elisabeth 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
The broadening use of multimedia documents and the need to apply them to the field of higher education increase the demands a multimedia document system has to be tailored to. Simplifying the production and presentation of multimedia documents in a user-friendly way is a precondition for the advancement of multimedia in higher education. Further requirements to a multimedia system should be reusability and retrievability of documents, platform independence and an extensibility which allows to adapt the system to application specific needs. Particularly in the field of education multimedia documents should be more than view-only animations and allow an active appropriation of knowledge by offering interactive functionality. Another property useful for an application of multimedia documents in higher education is database connectivity. The multimedial document system MAVA ("Multimedia Document Versatile Architecture") meets these demands by using an accordant meta-document model as well as highly compatible internet standards like Java and XML. A MAVA user does not need programming knowledge at all since the system contains an editor which allows editing a document by means of a graphic user interface. MAVA documents can be displayed with minimal requirements at any time. Required media items are loaded dynamically prior to the presentation. Due to open interfaces the MAVA system can be extended by additionally required application specific components. MAVA was implemented and tested in a project conducted by the Institute of Parallel and Distributed High-Performance Systems (IPVR) of the University of Stuttgart in co-operation with the Library of the University of Stuttgart. The project was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has a successor project which aims to design and implement new extensions and to integrate MAVA into the libraries fulltext system OPUS (Online Publications of the University of Stuttgart).

The Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library

Greenberg, Charles J., Belanger, Arthur, Mayman, Gillian 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
This paper presents the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project (YMTDL) including discussions of policy issues, project implementation and results. It also discusses how the presence of this project in one graduate school has stimulated thinking about Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) in the broader academic community The M.D. thesis at Yale, a tradition dating from 1839, has remained an essential part of the contemporary medical education curriculum. Students must create their own hypothesis, identify a faculty research mentor, develop a research protocol, be it literature review, laboratory study or clinical investigation., execute this protocol using current scientific standards and produce a printed thesis. Traditionally, print copies of the final thesis have been transferred to the Medical Library, and research results often appear in scholarly publishing. Unfortunately, locked shelving and skeletal cataloging for medical theses present barriers to access. The Office of Student Research and the Medical Library have begun to address these access barriers with this project. A repository of research findings will be available to a global audience, while respecting the student right to have their work published in high-impact peer-reviewed literature. With the Spring 2002 call for graduating medical student participation, the YMTDL Project team began processing digital copies of the theses and addressing institutional policy issues, with a goal of publicly launching the YMTDL in the early Spring of 2003 (http://ymtdl.med.yale.edu). The technology is based on the ETD-db project at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db/).

E-Theses Developments in the UK

Copeland, Susan 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Several projects are underway currently in the UK to promote the production, management and use of theses in electronic format. Funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is enabling three project teams to address key issues which to date have held back e-theses development in this country, including the lack of models suitable for use at national level. In order to appreciate the context within which the (Glasgow, Edinburgh and RGU led) projects are operating, this paper includes a brief history of the development of e-theses in the UK. It has taken a considerable length of time for the present, positive, situation to materialise in the UK. However, it is hoped that by highlighting the stages of development, the paper will serve to encourage others to persevere with attempts to obtain funding, and change attitudes, in order to achieve acceptance of electronic theses in their own institutions. The formation of the 'University Theses Online Group' (UTOG), in the mid 1990s, may be considered the first milestone in the UK. Over the years, members of UTOG have worked hard to ascertain the views of students and researchers and to raise awareness of the advantages of having theses available in electronic format. At times the slow rate of progress has been dispiriting, but individual achievements have been significant. The paper explores the difficulties associated with maintaining interest in the subject of e-theses over a lengthy period during which there were few major breakthroughs - and it explains how this has been achieved in the UK. Finally, the paper examines the value of having easy access, via Web pages, to information about international e-theses projects and developments. Persuasive arguments can be made 'at home' when details about progress, achievements and increased usage statistics elsewhere can be cited.

Creation of an online catalog of dissertations using Access & ASP From Datatel to web

Kramer, Stefan 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
The Fielding Graduate Institute is a small, private, non-profit graduate education institution that has not joined the NDLTD movement ... yet. To supplement the database (and availability) of its graduates' dissertations through ProQuest's 'Digital Dissertations' product, Fielding has created a publicly accessible catalog (at http://www.fielding.edu/library/dissertations/) using readily available tools, namely Microsoft Access and Active Server Pages (ASP), extracting the relevant data from the institution's Datatel Colleague-based ERP system. This presentation describes how the project was carried out, and plans to link from the catalog directly to 'Digital Dissertations' for each dissertation record.

DAEDALUS: Facing the Challenges of E-Theses at the University of Glasgow

Nixon, William J. 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
DAEDALUS is a three year nationally funded project to build a range of OAI-compliant digital collections at the University of Glasgow. These collections include published and peer-reviewed papers, grey literature and e-theses. The University of Glasgow always been part of the BL thesis deposit scheme, and contributes to the Index to Theses accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland since its inception. The University is a member of UTOG (University Theses Online Group), and became a member of the Virginia based NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) in 2001. The University is a significant producer of theses and about 370 full higher degree theses are accepted each year. DAEDALUS will enable us to develop an e-Theses collection around the software provided by the NDLTD and to use that as a catalyst for establishing guidelines and policies for the deposit of e-theses. The initial service will be voluntary and complementary to the hardcopy submission. This paper will discuss the issues and challenges faced by Glasgow in setting-up this service. It will be set within the wider context of the provision of a national UK strategy for e-theses deposit and the work undertaken by Edinburgh and The Robert Gordon University. The challenges for DAEDALUS will include a range of cultural and technical issues such as adoption of the service and the use of mixed media, which must be overcome for the project to be successful. The project will work in partnership with a range of different departments, which already host some student theses to create a centralised service analogous to that in place for our printed theses for disclosure and long term preservation.

MIT's DSpace: a good fit for ETD's

Glavash, Keith, Branschofsky, Margret 24 May 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Developed jointly by the Hewlett-Packard Company and the MIT Libraries, DSpace is an open source software platform that enables institutions to establish a digital repository which can: *capture and describe digital works using a submission workflow module *distribute an institution's digital works over the web *enable the creation, indexing, and searching of associated metadata to locate and retrieve digital works *preserve digital works over the long term Some of the features which make DSpace an attractive fit for managing ETD's are its: *support for a variety of digital formats and content types including text, images, audio and video *flexibility in determining collection policies and workflow *ability to limit access at either the collection or the individual item level *assignment of persistent identifiers to each submitted item to ensure its retrievability far into the future *mechanism for advising submitters of the preservation support levels they can expect for their files MIT's ETD's will become one of many collections in the Libraries' DSpace community, taking advantage of the flexibility of the system to implement policies and workflow designed specifically for theses. This presentation will focus on the planning and implementation of an ETD workflow, from student author through various approval and editorial steps, until final deposit in the DSpace "archive".

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