The USETDA Call for Proposals closes next week, March 15. Submit a session or poster proposal online now.
Also make note of these upcoming, ETD related events:
Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, May 7-8, 2013, Austin Texas
USETDA 2013, July 24-26, 2013, Claremont, California
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation (NDTLD) ETD 2013 Symposium, September 23-26, 2013, Hong Kong
The US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association has issued the call for proposals for USETDA 2013, to be held in Claremont, California (near Disneyland resort, beaches & Hollywood) July 24-26, 2013. Proposals will be accepted for presentations, panel sessions and posters. For more information see the USETDA Proposal Submission Site.
Deadline: Proposals should be submitted before March 15, 2013 to be considered.
Proposals should reflect the conference theme: Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity
Additional questions should be address to the USETDA Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Texas ETD Association/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference to be held at Texas A&M University February 28-March 1, 2013.
TxETDA is collaborating with the US ETD Association to offer its first regional conference. USETDA Region 3 includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. Non-Region 3 members are also welcome to attend.
The committee is working now to organize a program packed with helpful and practical information to advance the knowledge of ETD professionals, as well as to provide opportunities for networking with graduate school and library colleagues.
The call for presentation and poster proposals will be forthcoming. Start thinking now about information you might share with colleagues in a poster or presentation format.
More details will follow in the coming months!
TxETDA Conference Planning Committee
The US ETD Association has announced its 3rd annual conference to be held July 24-26, 2013, in Claremont, California. The theme for USETDA 2013 is, ”Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity”.
USETDA 2013 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.
More information will be forthcoming in future announcements and also made available on the USETDA 2013 Web page.
Mark your calendars; planning is underway for an incredible program!
USETDA 2013 Conference Planning Committee
Pam Anan, Claremont University Consortium Library
Melissa Cardenas-Dow, University of Redlands Library
Frances Chu, Western University of Health Sciences Library
Crystal Goldman, San Jose State University Library
Allegra Gonzalez, Claremont University Consortium Library
John Hagen, Renaissance Scholarly Communications
Laura Hammons, Texas A&M University Graduate School
Chris Jones, Claremont University Consortium Library
Angela McCutcheon, Ohio University Graduate School
Carmen Mitchell, California State University San Marcos Library
Bobby Parker, University of Florida Libraries
Marisa Ramirez, California Polytechnic State University Library
Brena Smith, California Institute of the Arts Library
Stacy Wallace, University of Florida Graduate School
Israel Yanez, University of Northern California Library
If you were unable to attend USETDA 2012, or are interested in viewing presentation from the conference, then check out the USETDA 2012 Conference Proceedings. USETDA 2013 conference planning is underway, so make sure you to keep your calendar open for Summer 2013 in California.
The USETDA 2011 conference, held in the Orlando area, concluded today at noon. It was a tremendous experience for me, as an organizer, and the feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. We had several representatives from Texas who were present and engaged at various levels: Ryan Steans (TDL), Gail Clement (TAMU), Ginger Dickens (UTA), Jill Kleister (UNT), and Daniel Alemneh (UNT). The sessions were practical, informed and engaging. I was particularly pleased with the variety of presentations on issues of copyright and intellectual property, as well as the opportunity to learn about the various workflows, policies and approaches of other institutions. The TxETDA members were also provided with an opportunity to hold a 45 minute session on Friday morning, where we discussed the Texas Digital Library, the upcoming conference, and other ETD issues.
If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to review the materials which have been posted online at the USETD 2011 conference proceedings page. The organization encouraged everyone to make plans in their budget to attend next year’s conference (location and date to be announced), and to be part of the new USETDA initiatives. They are seeking volunteers to assist with various committees: communications, resources, serving as a state representative, and conference planning. The USETDA board has a lot of great plans for USETDA in the coming years, but won’t be able to accomplish their goals without your involvement. If you want to learn more about USETDA, and/or become a member, visit their webpage at http://www.usetda.org/.
—Laura Hammons (Texas A&M University)