Increasing the Visibility and Impact of Graduate Research with Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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Digital Commons Webinar

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Electronic publication of graduate theses and dissertations is one of the most popular and important functions of today’s institutional repository, but ETDs come with unique sets of concerns. In this webinar, library faculty from Western University and Eastern Illinois University share two highly successful approaches to managing ETDs within the repository.

The presentation covers key considerations for ETDs, including:

  • Increased readership and other benefits
  • Submission and publication workflows
  • Permissions
  • Open access and embargoes