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Now Published! Guidance Briefs: Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects

The ETDplus project (https://educopia.org/research/grants/etdplus) has published a set of six Guidance Briefs about the curation and preservation of ETD research data and complex digital objects.

These open documents are ready to be adopted and adapted for local use by universities/colleges to help students understand how to prepare, manage, and store the research files associated with their ETDs.

About the ETD Guidance Briefs

The Guidance Briefs are short (3-4 page) “how-to” oriented briefs designed to help ETD programs build and nurture supportive relationships with student researchers. These briefs are written for a student audience. They are designed to assist student researchers in understanding how their approaches to data and content management impact credibility, replicable research, and general long-term accessibility: knowledge and skills that will impact the health of their careers for years to come.

In addition to providing actionable, easy-to-follow advice about how to organize, store, and protect their research files, these Guidance Briefs help students recognize how their own content management practices will impact the credibility, replicability, and long-term accessibility of their findings. This knowledge and skills will impact the health of their careers for years to come.

Anyone can download, edit, and use the Guidance Briefs using the links on this page. A forthcoming workshop series featuring these Briefs and geared toward student audiences will also be available to ETD programs in early 2017.

Use the Guidance Briefs

Interested ETD stakeholders can download copies of the Guidance Briefs (as Word or RTF documents) at the following website, https://educopia.org/deliverables/etdplus-guidance-briefs. The Guidance Briefs cover the following topics:
  1. Copyright
  2. Data Structures
  3. File Formats
  4. Metadata
  5. Storage
  6. Version Control
We are releasing these Briefs as openly editable documents. We want institutions to use and reuse these in whatever ways work best for their local audiences. Each Brief includes generally applicable information about its topic, and also includes a “Local Practices” section that an institution should use to call attention to what’s happening on its own campus. 

If you have any further questions about the Guidance Briefs or about the ETDplus project, don't hesitate to reach out to us:


About the ETDplus Project
The ETDplus project is helping institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations. The project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the NDLTD, HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Carnegie Mellon, Indiana State, Morehouse, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech.

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  • Now Published! Guidance Briefs: Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects The ETDplus project (https://educopia.org/research/grants/etdplus) has published a set of six Guidance Briefs about the curation and preservation of ETD research data and complex digital objects ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:48 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Announcement: ETD 2017 Symposium – Exploring Global Connections ETD2017, the 20th international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations will be held August 7 – 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The conference will be hosted by George Mason University ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 3:43 PM by NDLTD Admin
  • Country Report: ETDs in France At the July 2016 NDLTD Board of Directors meeting in Lille,  Joachim Schöpfel, Director, The National Centre for the Reproduction of PhD Theses (France) presented the following Report on ETDs ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 11:04 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Country Report: ETDs in India At the July 2016 NDLTD Board of Directors meeting in Lille, Dr. Ramesh C.Gaur, the University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, presented the India ETD Report. Here are some highlights ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2016, 11:29 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Country Report: ETDs in the UK At the July 2016 NDLTD Board of Directors meeting in Lille, Sara Gould, EThOS E-Theses Service Manager at The British Library, presented the UK country report:Here are some ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2016, 4:31 PM by NDLTD Admin
  • Bid to Host ETD 2018, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is now accepting bids to host the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2018. Hosting this prestigious international conference is a unique ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 5:10 PM by NDLTD Admin
  • Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects, Curation Workbench Tool Available for Public Review and Use - (July 25 - September 19, 2016) The ETDplus project invites Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program staff, librarians, faculty advisors, and graduate students to participate in a public review of the Curation Workbench Tool for Preserving ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 11:42 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • ETDplus Releases ETD Guidance Briefs for Review. Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects, Guidance Briefs Available for Public Review and Use - (May 3-June 30, 2016)The ETDplus project (https://educopia.org/research ...
    Posted May 23, 2016, 9:31 AM by NDLTD Admin
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ETD 2017 Symposium Washington, DC August 7, 2017 ETD 2017 Washington, DC 
USETDA 2016 Columbus, OH September 26, 2016 USETDA 2106 Columbus, OH 
ETD 2016 University of Lille 3, Lille, France July 11, 2016 ETD 2016 Lille, France 
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