Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Date: July 2012
Creator: Henry, Geneva
Description: This study examines basic functional aspects of large digital libraries and draws on examples of existing digital libraries to illustrate their varying approaches to storage and content delivery, metadata approaches and harvesting, search and discovery, services and applications, and system sustainability.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Henry, Geneva & Stark, Shannon
Description: This presentation discusses the management and curation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). It highlights and discusses the early findings of an IMLS-funded project on Lifecycle Management of ETDs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Guidance Documents for Lifecycle  Management of ETDs

Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs

Date: March 19, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Donovan, Bill; Halbert, Martin; Han, Yan; Henry, Geneva; Hswe, Patricia et al.
Description: In 2011, a research team led by the University of North Texas, the Educopia Institute/MetaArchive Cooperative, and the worldwide Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), began studying the production, dissemination, and preservation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). The original intent was to develop and disseminate documentation for academic libraries that would help curators better understand and address the preservation challenges presented by these new digital collections. As researchers from the libraries of University of North Texas, Virginia Tech, Rice University, Boston College, Indiana State University, Penn State, and the University of Arizona began to grapple with ETD lifecycle management issues, they quickly realized that librarians were but one of many academic stakeholder groups that work collaboratively to produce and maintain ETD collections. Studying the library role in isolation was neither feasible nor helpful. The scope of our work increased to encompass the roles and responsibilities of core stakeholders in the ETD lifecycle: students, faculty, administrators, technologists, commercial vendors, and librarians. The resulting Guidance Documents address areas of interest to ETD program planners, managers, and curators. They will help this extended set of stakeholders understand, document, and address the administrative, legal, and technical challenges presented by ETDsā€”from submission ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Date: February 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Schultz, Matt; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Skinner, Katherine; Stark, Shannon; McMillan, Gail et al.
Description: This poster talks about the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)-Lifecycle Management project. This project is collaborative, IMLS-funded research to study the challenges faced by libraries charged with curating and preserving ETD content.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries