[Asis-l] Available for Review - Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs

Alemneh, Daniel Daniel.Alemneh at unt.edu
Fri Oct 18 16:35:20 EDT 2013

The ETD Lifecycle Management project (http://metaarchive.org/imls) is seeking additional reviewers for the draft Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs), particularly from small programs and programs that have just started. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the University of North Texas, in partnership with the NDLTD and Educopia Institute, the ETD Lifecycle Management project is promoting best practices and improving the capacity of academic libraries to preserve ETDs for future researchers.

About the ETD Guidance Documents
Written by ETD program experts from several established and well-respected academic institutions (see below), the Guidance Documents are geared towards the full range of stakeholders in ETD programs from administrators to graduate schools to librarians to vendors. As indicated by the Table of Contents below, the Guidance Documents cover a range of curation topics that span the lifecycle for ETDs.


Table of Contents

  1.  Guidance Documents for the Lifecycle Management of ETDs
  2.  Guidelines for Implementing ETD Programs - Roles & Responsibilities
  3.  Guide to Access Levels & Embargoes of ETDs
  4.  Briefing on Copyright & Fair Use Issues in ETDs
  5.  Guidelines for Collecting Usage Metrics & Demonstrations of Value for ETD Programs
  6.  Managing the Lifecycle of ETDs: Curatorial Decisions & Practices
  7.  Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management
  8.  Guide to ETD Program Planning & Cost Estimation
  9.  Guide to Options for ETD Programs

Review the Guidance Documents
Interested ETD stakeholders can register to receive a copy of the Guidance Documents at the following website, http://publishing.educopia.org/etd-lifecycle-guidance-documents/. By requesting the documents, reviewers agree to a 1 month review to provide feedback to help improve the documents. Reviewers may choose to review all of the documents or just the document(s) that prove most relevant to their areas of interest. Our project staff will follow up with reviewers individually 1 month from the date they receive the documents, and will incorporate their suggestions into the final draft. The registration site will close on December 31, 2013.

About the Document Authors & Editors
The Guidance Document for Lifecycle Management of ETDs have been authored by ETD program experts from the University of North Texas, Virginia Tech, Rice University, Boston College, Indiana State University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Arizona. The documents were edited by representatives from the Educopia Institute, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. Special thanks to Joan Lippencott from the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) for early reviews of the draft documents.



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