I’ll be taking a couple weeks off from regular blogging on biomedical open access, as I will be traveling to an international conference.
ETD2011, the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, is taking place 13-17 September 2011, Cape Town, South Africa. Attending is part of my responsibility as the co-director and administrator for the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library, a repository of Yale School of Medicine MD theses.
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- Support for harvesting your institution’s ETDs into the NDLTD Union Catalog, thereby increasing their visibility
- Support for developing a long-term preservation strategy through the NDLTD’s partnership with the
- Eligibility for NDLTD ETD awards
- Eligibility to serve on NDLTD committees and working groups
- Eligibility for a mentoring program
- Discounts on exhibits and displays at annual symposia
- Conference registration fee discounts for selected events
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