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Wednesday, November 8 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Managing ETDs: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Mandating contribution of theses and dissertations to university archives and their electronic equivalents (ETDs) to an institutional repository (IR) is common practice. Optimizing workflows for archival print copies while managing electronic copies in an IR can be challenging given such factors as embargoes and the skillsets required to make theses and dissertations accessible, discoverable, and ultimately safely stashed where they belong. As rational processes were gradually developed at the University of Vermont, pitfalls and breakthroughs presented themselves, chiefly with regard to harvesting metadata to create records for both the IR and the library catalog. We will discuss our experience launching an ETD mandate, including campus outreach initiatives, and improvements to the various related processes (document submission, harvesting, embargo removal). We invite others to share their experiences and wisdom, recognizing that our collective past can be prologue to greatness.


Dan Tam Do

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Vermont
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Laura Gewissler

Director of Collection Management Services, University of Vermont
Laura Gewissler is the Director of Collection Management Services at the University of Vermont’s Bailey/Howe Library. She is currently responsible for coordination of collections, technical services, serials management and usage of remote storage. From 1988 to 2012, she served as... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Citadel Green Room North, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403