Day 2 of the ETD 2010 Conference has been equally informative as Day 1. The morning began with a plenary session on copyright issues. Kevin Norris from ProQuest addressed the benefits of registration of copyright, a recommended but not required formality. Gretchen McCord Hoffman then addressed the inclusion of 3rd party material in the thesis and dissertation, along with decisions around fair use. Finally, Georgia Harper covered open access choices, including use of creative commons, and prior publication issues. Overall this session rates a 10 for content and applicability. I encourage all to browse through any material made available from ETD 2010 on this topic. The tweets from the session are also quite engaging. The morning session I attended looked at Vireo from 3 perspectives: the Texas Digital Library Vireo deployment experience, Texas A&M University’s transition to Vireo from a legacy applilcation, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign’s experience establishing an ETD program using Vireo. The afternoon plenary was given by James Crawford, looking at the Google Books Project. The afternoon session I attended included a presentation by Stanford on their ETD implementation decisions, trends in access choices by students at the Yale School of Medicine, and establishment of an ETD program at the University of Alabama. The evening was topped off by the annual awards banquet where Texas’ own Tim Brace received an award for ETD leadership, along with several other ETD leaders and ETD authors. I can’t believe tomorrow will be the final day of the conference. So much to learn, so many to touch base with, yet so little time.