Emerging Trends in ETD Publishing Models: A Bird's Eye View

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Digital Commons Webinar

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Big changes are afoot at graduate schools around the country. They are not just changing how they collect and provide access to theses and dissertations; they are also streamlining the submission and review workflows themselves. In this presentation, bepress’s ETD expert Dave Seitz will provide an overview of the ETD publishing landscape culled from the universities using bepress Digital Commons (almost 300 institutions). The presentation will consider the “life cycle” of an ETD in its myriad forms, ranging from standard processes such as administrator-submitted batch uploads, to more progressive workflows, such as those utilizing student-submission and peer-review tools. Dave will share how these different approaches to the workflow, organization, and presentation of ETDs meet unique needs on campus.

The webinar is intended for both graduate office administrators and library professionals. Attendees will come away with not just an understanding of the top models that are emerging for capturing, reviewing, and presenting ETDs but also a set of considerations for optimizing their own ETD “life cycle”.

Presented by Dave Seitz, bepress Digital Commons