Thursday, June 11, 2009

Breakout session 1B: Open Access- Journeys from Obscurity to Visibility

Ana Pavani (pictured) analyzed her Pontificia Universidad Catolica do Rio de Janeiro ETD repository from the perspective of those ETDs with Restricted Access. During the same session Terry Owen from the University of Maryland discussed trends in ETD embargos, Ursula Goldsmith from Louisiana State University described her thesis study on faculty perception of ETD submission, Peter Schirmbacher from Humbolt Univerity Berlin described the metamorphosis of an ETD collection to an open access repository, and Agnes Chikonzo from the University of Zimbabwe portrayed the opportunities and obstacles of enhancing local content such as ETDs in a developing country.

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