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NDLTD Welcome and

Introduction


ETD 2008: 11
th

Int. Symp. on ETDs

Aberdeen, Scotland


Edward A. Fox

Executive Director, NDLTD, www.ndltd.org


fox@vt.edu

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA

http://fox.cs.vt.edu, Mobile: +1
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Outline


Acknowledgements


Digital Libraries


NDLTD


Recent and Future Work


Summary


Acknowledgements



All those working with ETDs


NDLTD, including Board,
Committees, and Members


ETD 2008 Conference Team


Sponsors


Presenters, Attendees

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Acknowledgements (2)

Board of Directors, Retired


Jose Borbinha


New Chair, IEEE Technical
Committee on Digital
Libraries (TCDL)



Joe Moxley


Chair for ETD 2000


Acknowledgements (3):

Future Conferences


2009


12
th

symposium


Pittsburgh, PA, USA


10
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13 June



2010


12
th

symposium


Bidding still open …


Outline


Acknowledgements


Digital Libraries


More details in my talk tomorrow


NDLTD


Recent and Future Work


Summary


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Information Life Cycle

Authoring

Modifying

Organizing

Indexing

Storing

Retrieving

Distributing

Networking

Retention

/ Mining

Accessing

Filtering

Using

Creating

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Outline


Acknowledgements


Digital Libraries


NDLTD


Recent and Future Work


Summary


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The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

www.NDLTD.org

Leader of the Worldwide ETD

(Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Initiative

Training Authors

Expanding Access

Preserving Knowledge

Improving Graduate Education

Enhancing Scholarly Communication

Empowering Students & Universities

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NDLTD Incorporation


Networked Digital Library of Theses and
Dissertations


incorporated May 20, 2003 in Virginia, USA


Charitable and educational purposes
(501 c 3)

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Board of Directors


Suzie Allard (ETD 2004, U. Kentucky)


Denise A. D. Bedford (World Bank)


Julia C. Blixrud (ARL, SPARC)


Tony Cargnelutti


Vinod Chachra (VTLS)


William Clark (Ohio State U.)


Bruce Cochrane (Miami U. Ohio)


Susan Copeland (RGU, UK)


Jude Edminster (Bowling Green St. U.)


Edward A. Fox (Executive Director,
Virginia Tech)


John H. Hagen (West Virginia U.)


Thomas B. Hickey (OCLC)


Christine Jewell (U. Waterloo, Canada)


Joan K. Lippincott (CNI)


Austin McLean (Treasurer, Proquest)


Gail McMillan (Secretary, Virginia Tech)



Eva M
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ller (U. Uppsala, Sweden)


Ana Pavani (PUC Rio, Brazil)


Max Read (U. British Columbia)


Sharon Reeves (Library and Archives
of Canada)


Peter Schirmbacher (ETD 2003,
Humboldt)


Samson Soong (Hong Kong U. Science
& Technology)


Hussein Suleman (U.Cape Town, S.
Africa)


Shalini R. Urs (U. Mysore, India)


Eric F. Van de Velde (ETD 2001,
Caltech)


Ellen Wagner (Adobe)


Xiaolin Zhang (National Science
Library, China)

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NDLTD Committees (Chairs)


Awards (John Hagen
-
> Christine Jewell)


Conferences (Sharon Reeves)


Development (
Suzie Allard, John Hagen
)


Executive (Ed Fox)


Finance (Austin McLean)


Implementation (John Hagen)


Membership (
Eric Van de Velde
)


Nominating (Christine Jewell)


Public Relations (Suzie Allard)


Services & Standards (Ana Pavani,
Thom
Hickey
)

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NDLTD Committee Example


Services & Standards


Metadata Standards


ETD
-
MS (update coming soon)


Statistical Reporting Standards (and logging)


Partner Services


Union Catalog


New initiatives …



Please meet with Ana Pavani and Thom Hickey!


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NDLTD Committee Activities


Implementation


How to apply standards?


How to coordinate a national/regional program?


How to launch a pilot project?


How to train students regarding copyright, digital
libraries, electronic publishing, preservation, …?



Membership, Public Relations


How to clarify and publicize member services?


How to double membership in 2 years?



Please update your Member Info!

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Member Support


Advocacy for ETD activities


Annual conference


ETD
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L


listserv for discussion


Union catalog


Services for access


Information for ETD projects


Standards, documentation (Guide
-
> wiki)




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Institutional Repositories, etc.


IRs often used at member sites



We also run Eprints for individual ETDs



NDLTD Web site shifting to editable
content management system


Key ETD
-
related information is available


Including from all conferences


Supported by Cape Town and Virginia Tech

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Union catalog: OCLC


OCLC runs OAI data provider on TDs.


Is getting data from WorldCat (so, from
many sites!).


Harvests from all others who contact them
(see Thom Hickey, hickey@oclc.org).


Need DC and either ETD
-
MS or MARC.


Need a set for ETDs, or separate data
provider.

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OCLC SRU Interface

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Outline


Acknowledgements


Digital Libraries


NDLTD


Recent and Future Work


Summary


Recent and Future Work


OAI


Preservation (LOCKSS)


Metadata: Update ETD
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MS


Other Future Services and Enhancements

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OAI
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Open Archives Initiative


Advocacy for interoperability


Standard for transferring metadata among
digital libraries


Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH)


Simplicity


Generality


Extensibility


Support for PMH => Open Archive (OA)

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LOCKSS, MetaArchive


Lots of copies keep stuff safe


Stanford (Vicky Reich)


Initial content: journals


Another registry for ETDs


Set of publisher manifests (information providers)


Set of storage systems (archival storage)


2005 proof of concept inside USA


2006 proof of concept for international members


Who wants to join to extend (w. MetaArchive)?

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ETD
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MS


ETD Metadata Standard


XML
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encoded metadata standard
(content and encoding) for Electronic
Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)


in part conforming to Dublin Core (DC)


using RDF


using UNICODE


With specified relationship to MARC


Reworking and updating …

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Future Work


1 of 4


Build Collection


Add in page images of back files or at least
bib records (retrospective)


Expand from dissertations to theses to
undergrad theses (to reports to e
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portfolios)


Cover all universities in every region, every
country


Build Community: local, national, regional

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Future Work


2 of 4


Promote richer use of ETDs


Collaborate with Google, Microsoft, …


Support students so have DOIs, resolved
references, XML works


Support cross language, multilingual, multimedia
search/browse


Cross
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lingual summarization and support for
discovery

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Future Work


3 of 4


Enhance services for students


Help students with electronic submission, e
-
pub,
multimedia, hypermedia, electronic data sets,
electronic lab notebooks


Support students with annotations, threaded
discussions, recommenders


Support work with early versions of ETDs for
collaboration, with limited access and chat groups


Encourage submission of PPT, video of defense (or a
rerun)

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Future Work


4 of 4


Analyze/classify ETDs to support browsing:


Build on category systems & ontologies


Dewey Decimal Classification, LCSH,


ProQuest and publisher categories, …


Developing classifiers


Training sets, machine classification


Develop a service, share the software


Call for partners (Google) and pilot testers

Summary


Acknowledgements


Digital Libraries


NDLTD


Recent and Future Work

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Spirit of NDLTD


Help make a better (smaller) world


Win
-
win
-
win (everyone can benefit)


Have fun helping others


Helpers/teachers learn more than those they work
with


Build on standards


ETDs are preservable, popular, expressive, “better”



Doable, feasible, learnable, affordable, sharable



Please join/support NDLTD!