English-language metadata and abstracts of 400,000 works will be added to ProQuest® Dissertation and Theses database (PQDT)
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.
Session and Poster presentations from the TxETDA 2012 conference are now available through the Online Conference System. Enjoy!
TxETDA 2012, held February 23 and 24 in Denton, Texas, was a tremendous success. The conference proceedings will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime check out our photos:
February 24, 2012, at 1 p.m.
In Willis Library, Room 035, University of North Texas
Colleges and universities are steadily transitioning from traditional paper and microfilm formats for graduate theses and dissertations. While this move from print-based to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) greatly enhances the accessibility and sharing of graduate student research, it also presents significant challenges for the academic libraries trying to preserve digital content.
We are seeking the input of a wide variety of stakeholders in the research community about the role of university libraries in supporting the data management needs of researchers.
Your participation will help shape recommendations for the future of ETD lifecycle management in research libraries.
The 60-minute focus group will be held immediately following the TxETDA 2012 Conference, in Willis Library, room 035. The session will be audio recorded, but no names will be retained so that any opinions and comments shared remain anonymous in all reports.
For project inquiries, or to RSVP for the Focus Groups, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (940) 369-5331
Registration is now open for the 2012 TxETDA Conference, “Beyond boundaries: Extending the reach of research”. The conference will be held at the University of North Texas on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2012. We have a wonderful line-up of presenters and presentation topics (conference program information coming soon):
- Hear from keynote speaker, Martin Halbert;
- listen to what’s hot off the presses in Copyright;
- examine the ETD policies of another Texas institution;
- learn about more about ETD embargoes;
- and, much more.
Not only will the conference be packed with opportunities to advance your knowledge, you will also have opportunity to network with professionals from around the state facing similar challenges.
Registration will be available from January 2 through early February. Registration fees are $50, which includes dinner on day 1 and breakfast and lunch on day 2. Major credit cards are accepted. To register visit: https://conferences.tdl.org/txetda/2012/schedConf/registration.
For more information about the conference, visit the TxETDA 2012 Conference website.
Don’t wait, register today!
The TxETDA Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for oral presentations and posters to be exhibited during the TxETDA conference, which will be held at the University of North Texas on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2012.
Posters will be displayed in the conference presentation room on Thursday afternoon and evening, and Friday morning. All poster presenters must be present at the poster session to answer questions.
We encourage proposals for oral presentations and posters relating to the following program theme: “Beyond Boundaries: Extending the Reach of Research.” Note: Strictly commercial presentations and posters will not be accepted.
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract that includes the following information:
- Title of poster or oral presentation
- Author(s), including institutional or corporate identity and email address
- Summaryof content to be included in poster or presentation
- Well written, clear, logical and well organized
- Original, timely and relevant to the ETD field
- Contribute to the advancement ETDs
- Develop ideas, offer conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings
- Provide a good visual description of the project (for posters only)
Poster and presentation proposals will be reviewed and selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Relevance to the focus of the conference
- Significance of content
- Helpfulness/interest to conference attendees
Posters should be 3′ X 4′in size. Easels may be available at the conference site upon advanced request; however the TxETDA will be unable to provide power for multimedia displays.
DEADLINE FOR POSTER ENTRIES: Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Review of submissions will begin immediately. Entrants will be notified of their acceptance or denial no later than: Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Poster entry information should be submitted via e-mail to: Billie Peterson-Lugo (email@example.com). Be sure to include your name, institution, e-mail address, and poster title.
Oral Presentation Details:
Oral presenters should plan for a 45 minute presentation with at least 15 minutes for questions and answers. Exact session times will be assigned following review and acceptance.
DEADLINE FOR ORAL PRESENTATION ENTRIES: Tuesday, January 6, 2012. Review of submissions will begin immediately. Entrants will be notified of their acceptance or denial no later than: Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Oral Presentation entry information should be submitted via e-mail to: Ginger Dickens (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to include your name, institution, e-mail address, and presentation title.