Illinois student newspaper features Vireo

From the TDL blog: The Texas Digital Library and its electronic thesis and dissertation system Vireo received a mention today in The Daily Illini, the student newspaper for the University of Illinois. Illinois has used Vireo as its ETD submission and management system under a license from TDL since 2009. The story focuses on Vireo’s … More Illinois student newspaper features Vireo

University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign Mandates ETD Submission

Beginning with the December 2010 graduation semester, ETD submission at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be mandatory. As noted in the announcement, Since its implementation in October 2009, ETD has been very successful. Eighty-five percent of master’s and doctoral students chose ETD deposit the first term it was offered. That number has continued … More University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign Mandates ETD Submission

More from U of Illinois ETD Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shares a unique perspective of the new ETD system, deployed in October of 2009. The first student to upload to the new system, within the ECE department, expressed surprise at having achieved this distinction, noting that the process seemed “as smooth … More More from U of Illinois ETD Program

Copyright Resources from University Library, U of Illinois

While browsing the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign website, I stumbled across the University Library Copyright page. The page provides a very nice summary on how scholars can better manage their intellectual property (and why they need to do so), including a list of resources for additional information. Texas A&M just concluded a series of … More Copyright Resources from University Library, U of Illinois

Electronic Deposit of Theses and Dissertations a Success at U of Illinois

The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn piloted Vireo this past fall for optional submission of ETDs. The pilot was deemed a success with 233 out of 262 electronic submissions. Students had 3 embargo options: immediate release, University-release only for 2 years, or complete restriction for 2 years. For more information, read … More Electronic Deposit of Theses and Dissertations a Success at U of Illinois

More commentary on ProQuest’s fee changes

In the week since ProQuest made its announcement regarding fee changes for institutions submitting ETDs, there has been much conversation about what this means for institutions who are considering the adoption of ETDs and those who have already been making their ETDs available through their institutional repositories. If you are following this conversation, then you … More More commentary on ProQuest’s fee changes

A little history on thesis and dissertation deposit

At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne students are saving money because the Graduate College has reduced deposit fees for theses and dissertations. A recent announcement by the graduate college explained the reduction in fees, and went beyond that to provide students with a little history on thesis and dissertation deposit. Why the reduction? With the implementation … More A little history on thesis and dissertation deposit

Best Practices: Facebook and ETD Offices

Not long ago, I discovered that the Thesis/Dissertation Office at Northern Illinois University hosts a Facebook Page for students and others interested in ETDs and NIU. They were nice enough to let me let me join their group. At first, I was curious if this new social media tool could be used to assist ETD … More Best Practices: Facebook and ETD Offices

Representatives of the Texas Digital Library attended the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2010) this week

Texas Digital Library has a recent post on the Vireo-dedicated session during ETD 2010 in Austin, Texas, this week. If you are interested in reading about the 3 presentations held during the session, which included representatives from TDL, Texas A&M University, and the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaigne, then I encourage you to read the … More Representatives of the Texas Digital Library attended the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2010) this week

ETD 2010 Continues

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, … More ETD 2010 Continues