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Data Desiccation: Facilitating Long-Term Access, Use, and Reuse of ETDs

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This paper discusses data desiccation and facilitating the long-term access, use, and reuse of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

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Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw September 2011.

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This paper discusses data desiccation and facilitating the long-term access, use, and reuse of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

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Abstract: The successful management of electronic theses and dissertations requires effort across the entire life-cycle to ensure that ETDs are managed, preserved, and made accessible in a manner that today's users expect. Given the pressure of reading more in less time, today's users demand access to various formats regardless of temporal and spatial restrictions and the types of devices used. Digital curation is the active management of any type of digital resource through its entire life-cycle, from creation and active use, to preservation and re-use. ETDs are a highly specialized collection that demands a more specialized treatment and characterization to better capture the semantic relations of the underlying concepts. Over the past year, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries have put forth great effort in making digital collections more accessible and useful in research processes. This paper discusses UNT's ETDs curatorial activities including how ETDs users can benefit from desiccated versions, traditionally discussed only in a digital preservation context.

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  • Fourteenth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

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Presentation for the 2011 International Symposium on ETDs. This presentation discusses data desiccation and facilitating long-term access, use and reuse of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

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  • Nov. 24, 2011, 12:20 a.m.

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Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw. Data Desiccation: Facilitating Long-Term Access, Use, and Reuse of ETDs, paper, September 2011; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67625/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .