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Results of a Survey of Virginia Tech Graduates Whose Digital Theses and Dissertations Are Accessible Worldwide
(Council of Graduate Schools, 2000-11)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's graduate students have submitted theses and dissertations as digital documents since the spring of 1997. In that time more than 2,800 digital documents have been submitted ...
The Role of Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Graduate Education
(Council of Graduate Schools, 1998-01)
In Spring and Summer of 1997 … news outlets, in their desire to report on controversy, largely missed the point of why it is desirable to produce theses and dissertations, and indeed many other publications, in electronic ...
The Insitutional Repository's Role in Preserving Research Data
(Virginia Tech, 2012-07-25)
In recent years, many funding agencies have started to require long-term preservation and open access to research data. While most research universities have already run their own institutional repositories (IR), it's not ...
ETD Preservation Survey Results: MetaArchive and NDLTD Collaborate to Provide a Distributed Preservation Network for ETDs
(11th International Symposium on ETDs, 2008-06-05)
Because many universities now welcome or require ETDs from their graduate students, institutions must ensure that these works will be at least as available and enduring as they were when libraries and archives preserved ...
Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Sciences?
(Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014-11)
In academia, there is a growing acceptance of sharing the final electronic version of graduate work, such as a thesis or dissertation, in an online university repository. Though previous studies have shown that journal ...