Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ETD2009 Closing Comments

ETD2009 co-chairs John Hagen and Rush Miller relax aboard the Gateway Clipper river boat dinner cruise, Friday, June 12th after a job well done!

"We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped to make this conference such a tremendous success. Participants from 23 nations helped to make this a truly global outreach event. Kudos to the staff of the University of Pittsburgh Library System, the West Virginia University Libraries, the NDLTD Board of Directors, sponsors and volunteers. We are proud to be advancing the future of scholarly communications, ETDs and open access. Together we are bridging the knowledge divide!"

- John Hagen and Rush Miller
Co-chairs, ETD2009 Conference

Monday, June 15, 2009

ETD2009 Conference Pix, Video, Comments & Tweets

ETD2009 Conference Pix, Video, Comments & Tweets
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

ETD2009: Closing Session

We heard about ETD2010 at the U. of Texas Austin and ETD2011 in South Africa. Tis the season to seek proposals for ETD2012, if you want to bring the international symposium to a campus near you!

Breakout Session 3C: Open Access- Continental Style

Moderator: John Hagen, WVU Libraries

Felix Ubogu (pictured, right), Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
ETD and Open Access Developments in South Africa and the SADC region

Henry Panganani Zulu, Mass Media Department, Northeast Normal University.
Digitalization of Masters Theses and PhD Dissertations at the Special Collectins of the University of Zambia Library: A study of the benefits of participating into the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

Swarna Bandara, Head, Medical Library
Open Access: Latin-American Caribbean Style

Libio Huaroto, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Liliana Elespuru(pictured, left), Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
Cyberthesis style page application for producing digital theses in two Peruvian universities

Breakout Session 3B: Collaborations and Regional Approaches

Moderator: Susan Copeland, Robert Gordon University

Martin Moyle, UCL Library Services, UCL (University College London)

Getaneh Agegn Alemu, Tallinn University

Tukaram Kumbar(pictured), DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, INDIA

Friday a.m.: Breakout Session 3A: Global Outreach

Moderator: Edward Fox, NDLTD Director, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

David Mendez, Director, UMI Dissertation Publishing

Michael Witt, Purdue University Libraries; Vijendra Purohit(pictured), Department of Computer Science, Purdue University

Denise Bedford, Kent State, World Bank