Date: March 31, 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Starting in 1999, UNT has required the submission of theses and dissertations in electronic format. As an early adopter of what was to become the electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) movement in higher education, UNT has encountered several challenges in the pursuit of providing greater public access to the scholarship conducted at the University. When first implemented, ETD files were housed on the UNT Academic Computing Services servers with the UNT Libraries only providing bibliographic access through the Libraries' online catalog. As time progressed it was recognized that the UNT Libraries should play a more active role in the long-term stewardship of these resources. Libraries are well suited for supporting ETD users by integrating ETDs into the existing digital resources. Because increased access to UNT scholarship is the goal of providing public access to this content, the UNT Libraries compile system-wide aggregated usage statistics for digital resources it manages. The UNT Digital Library is used by people in over 200 countries around the world. ETDs receive significant usage in the UNT Digital Library system, compared to teh overall percentage of digital objects. This presentation provides the UNT ETDs usage statistics and analyzes ...
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