Traveling to annual international electronic thesis summit- ETD2011

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ETD2011 Venue- The Pavilion Conference Centre

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.

Open access to theses in institutional repositories are a cornerstone of open scholarship. Universities and consortia that support electronic theses are realizing a vision of open knowledge.   Here are the benefits of joining NDLTD:

  • 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 MetaArchive Cooperative
  • 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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