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
University of Washington has moved to ETD submission, using the ProQuest ETD Administrator tool. According to the article,
Gone are the days of paying potentially hefty sums to print and bind hard copies of UW master’s theses or doctoral dissertations. And students no longer have to haul paper versions of their works to Graduate School staff for final submission. The process is now mostly electronic—and free of charge.
See the full article on their Graduate School Blog.
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
I’ve attended a number of ETD-related conferences over the past year and have had the privilege of listening to presentations by a group of individuals working on an MLIS grant project on the lifecycle management of ETDs. I’m truly excited about the work this group is doing to investigate and document issues from the creation to the preservation of ETDs. If you are interested in following their work, the see their Wiki, the Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs . I understand, once the project is complete, the outcome will be a series of documents and resources which can be used for workshops and other types of training.
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.
English-language metadata and abstracts of 400,000 works will be added to ProQuest® Dissertation and Theses database (PQDT)
Filed under ETD, ETD News
It’s time to ramp up for USETDA 2012, to be held in the Boston, Mass area from June 13-15. Conference registration is now open. A tentative conference schedule is available, and hotel reservations can be made at the discounted rate of $149 per night. See more on the USETDA 2012 homepage.