Date: February 2013
Creator: Stark, Shannon; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Eisenhauer, Stephen
Description: This poster discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project. Abstract: With most theses and dissertations now being created as digital products, lifecycle management of these valuable intellectual documents is an important new responsibility of academic libraries. But it is a responsibility that unfortunately not all libraries have the infrastructure or resources to support. The big question is: 'How will institutions address the entire lifecycle of ETDs, ensuring that the papers acquired from students today will be available to future researchers?' This two-year project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is a collaborative attempt to respond to this question. The authors will promote best curatorial practices to increase the capacity of academic libraries to reliably preserve ETDs by using a three-pronged approach: writing guidance documents, developing software tools, and creating educational materials. All of these resources will be available under an open access license at the conclusion of the project.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries