Date: February 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This poster discusses best practices in integrating electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and associated data. A move to an all-digital means of providing ETDs and related academic documents is accelerating their discovery and facilitating their use, value and impact on research. Although different disciplines have different ETD structures and requirements, the UNT digital library infrastructure supports aggregating a variety of digital formats. With enhanced metadata-based and subject-specific search mechanisms, it is now easier than ever to access, browse, use, and reuse scholarly works and associated data that have not been available through traditional publishing alternatives. Recognizing the research value of ETDs and associated contents, this poster demonstrates UNT’s approaches to integrate and provide seamless access to these valuable, often overlooked materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries