> 1. Do your university have an ETD program: yes, no, in planning. (If
> not "yes" or "in planning" you can skip the rest)
> 2. Does the graduate school use a system for students to upload their
> ETDs? If so, what is it? (e.g. locally developed, ETD-db, ProQuest
> ETD Administrator, etc.)
*Yes. Students enter their bibliographic information and upload word
documents directly to Digital Commons. Currently, the graduate school
submits dissertations to ProQuest after they have been processed to PDFs and
published in Digital Commons. The Graduate school is very interested in the
ProQuest ETD Administrator. If this is implemented it will change the
workflow of ETD submission. I have been looking into possibilities including
the Ohio University process http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/etd.cfm and the
University of Iowa process http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1647. I am
leaning towards a model closer to the Ohio University process, but am open
to other solutions.
> 3. What system(s) is/are used to make ETDs available? (e.g. DigiTool,
> FCLA's ETD service, local IR, etc.)
> 4. Are ETDs cataloged in the library catalog? If so, how is this done?
*Yes. Currently cataloging is done by hand utilizing the Digital Commons
record. To streamline things and eliminate rekeying records, our systems
department is working on a script that will crosswalk the Digital Commons
metadata into a MARC record that may be used by the cataloging department.
(We currently use a similar process to create Dublin Core records for
submission to the FDA)
> 5. Do you send ETDs to ProQuest: require, allow, do not allow.
*Yes. Doctoral students are required to submit to ProQuest while it is still
optional for Masters students. This may change if the Graduate School
decides to go with ProQuest's ETD Administrator.
Hope this helps!
Have a great Holiday break everybody!