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From: Joan K. Lippincott <>
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Subject: ETD 2010: Call for Papers - electronic theses and dissertations
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:40:51 -0500
The premier conference on the topic of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) will be held this year at University of Texas in Austin.  Institutions working in this area are invited to submit session proposals.  If your institution is just beginning to consider an ETD program, this is a great place to learn about the issues and implementation strategies from around the world.
--Joan Lippincott
 ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability

2nd Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations & Tutorials

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 5, 2010
Themes: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, Latin America
ETD 2010 Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations and Tutorials

On behalf of The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and the University of Texas Libraries, we would like to invite you to submit a paper, poster or presentation for "ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability" - the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations to be held June 16 18, 2010 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.  ETD 2010 will explore the issues of collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in promoting ETDs, Institutional repositories and Open Access in the realm of scholarly communications.

The NDLTD initiative consists of hundreds of contributing member universities, libraries, information organizations, consortia and individuals. Membership details are available on the NDLTD website and dues-paying members are offered a discount on the conference registration fee. The NDLTD's activities are focused on those who produce, manage, store and use electronic theses and dissertations in order to support the authoring, indexing, archiving, dissemination and retrieval of ETDs worldwide. Conference attendees typically include librarians, graduate school administrators, information technology professionals and graduate faculty, staff and students.

"ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainability" is organized by the NDLTD, The University of Libraries, and the Texas Digital Library, with generous sponsorship provided by non-profit interest groups and corporations that produce hardware, software, and knowledge management solutions for digital archives and repositories.

The purpose of "ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainability" will not only be to present research outcomes and demonstrate new developments and initiatives in the field of electronic theses and dissertations, but also to encourage even more universities around the world to become a part of the NDLTD and to promote free, open and long-term access to online scholarship. For institutions and individuals that are at the early stages of investigating how to operate and promote an ETD project or program, the conference will also offer a range of learning and networking opportunities within an international collegial atmosphere of a premier university for graduate professional education.


Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, Latin America

You are invited to submit proposals that address any of the following themes:


Projects in ETD and IR Collections. Topics may include the following areas:

Consortium Projects in Open Access

Institutional Repositories and University Communities

Lessons Learned from recent campus deployments of ETDs:  Case Studies

Lessons Learned from established ETD programs:  Case Studies

National and International collaborations

Use of Social Media for Self-Promotion


ETDs, IRs.  Topics may include the following areas:

Preservation strategies/methods/workflows for ETDs

Supplementary and supporting content

Deploying new/emerging technologies in support of ETDs

E-Science and the next generation of ETDs


Special Projects

Tutorials for ETD submission/processing

Cloud Computing and other Novel Approaches to Discovery

Repository Services

Commercial and Open Source Demonstrations


ETD / IR System Providers and Users. Topics may include the following areas:

Managing ETDs for the long term:  Case Studies
Experiences with Systems: Case Studies
Issues and Solutions
Submission Workflows
Migration Workflows


ETD 2010 will feature a special focus on creating connections with Latin American institutions and ETD participants.  Attendance and participation by individuals representing Latin American institutions is especially encouraged, and participants are invited to submit proposals on any aspect of ETDs and their practice or potential in Latin America.

Abstract Proposal Requirements

If you are interested in giving a paper or presentation, running a tutorial within a workshop, or contributing a poster, please read the following criteria:

Submit a 200-300 word, structured abstract online via the Proposal Submission link on the ETD2010 web site

When you select the Proposal Submission link you will be taken to a sign in page.  If you are affiliated with a Texas Digital Library member institution, use your institutional ID and password to log in. If your school is not listed, create your own account, and submit both abstracts and final paper submissions through this portal. Structured abstracts should be 200 - 300 words in length in a standard word processing format using a research abstract style that includes:

Format: paper, poster or tutorial

Title: of paper, poster, tutorial

Authors: including institutional or corporate identity

Length of presentation: 20 minutes or (for multiple presenters only) 1 hour

Objective: the purpose of the project or development activity being described

Methods: the way in which the project or development activity was undertaken

Results: the key results of the project or development activity (successes and / or lessons learned)

Conclusions: future plans, recommendations, etc.

Papers, presentations, tutorials and posters will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

Relevance to the conference themes

Significance of the content

The extent to which the project/development activity is up to date/novel

The extent to which the project/development activity could be transferable to other situations

Dates and Procedures

Authors will be able to use the portal to view abstract approval status and to upload revised versions of the abstract. Completed, final versions of abstracts for papers are due by Friday, March 5, 2010. Notification of paper/poster acceptances will be announced to authors on March 22, 2010. Final versions of research papers for conference proceedings must be deposited in the ETD2010 paper repository by May 26, 2010. Print poster presenters must also deposit a PDF version of the final poster or e-presentation by May 26, 2010 or bring the poster with them to the conference. Electronic poster presenters may submit a multimedia version of their "poster", approximately two minutes in length, with narrative.

Each of the parallel sessions of the conference will contain a number of one-hour slots. In order to allow as broad a range of presentations as possible, individual speakers should aim to talk for 15-20 minutes (including questions). Multifaceted presentations involving a number of speakers may be submitted in the form of a one-hour session. Abstracts should be submitted via the ETD2010 paper repository.

For further information about the submission procedure, please send email to:

Submission Information for Papers

The template for papers may be downloaded from the ETD 2010 web site:

Papers should be submitted by May 26, 2010 online via the via the Proposal Submission link on the ETD2010 web site

PowerPoint Presentations should be submitted by May 26, 2010 via the via the Proposal Submission link on the ETD2010 web site

Posters: Specifications for acceptable poster format and size are forthcoming. Please check here again for updates.


For additional information about the submission procedure, please send email to:
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