Bid to Host ETD 2018

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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 prospect since it also brings value to the hosting institution. As a host, the institution gains recognition as a thought leader in the areas of scholarly communication and digital pedagogy. In addition, the institution will share highlights of its scholarly accomplishments with conference delegates who come from well-known campuses from around the world. The conference also provides hosts with the opportunity to promote the most up-to- date scholarly practices to its own community of students and scholars and to identify partners across campus who are practicing digital pedagogy and who are proponents of scholarly communication.

Please submit your bid by e-mail to Ramesh C Gaur (rcgaur66@gmail.com), NDLTD Conference Standing Committee-Chair, on or before May 31, 2017. Bids will be reviewed by the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee and a recommendation will be presented to the Board at its next meeting. You will be notified shortly after the meeting as to whether or not your bid was successful.

The last symposium was held recently in Lille, France (ETD 2016). ETD 2017 will be held in Washington DC, USA in 2017. Some previous symposia were held in New Delhi, India (ETD 2015), Leicester, UK (ETD 2014), Hong Kong (ETD 2013); Lima, Peru (ETD 2012); Cape Town, South Africa (ETD 2011); Austin, Texas, USA (ETD 2010); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (ETD 2009); Aberdeen, Scotland (ETD 2008); Uppsala, Sweden (ETD 2007) Quebec City, Canada (ETD 2006), Sydney Australia (ETD 2005); Lexington, Kentucky, USA (ETD 2004), and Berlin, Germany (ETD 2003). The first meeting was held in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in June 1998.

Please note that should your institution be chosen to host ETD 2018 you will have the full support and help of the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee in preparing for the symposium. The conference planning handbook will also be available to the Local Organizing Committee. Potential bidders are encouraged to contact Ramesh C Gaur, Chair or any other member of the Conference Standing Committee early in the process of preparing their bid to express interest and receive guidance.

The following information should be included in your institution’s bid:
  • Rationale for hosting the conference
  • Your institution's involvement in ETD’s, past, present and future
  • The inclusion of a suggested conference theme and related sub-themes is not essential but will strengthen your bid.
  • Dates: Please include proposed conference dates and explain your choice. Please also indicate if dates are flexible.
  • Venue:
    • Geographic location and travel: how to get there
    • Detailed information on conference facilities, i.e., number and size of conference room
    • Availability of Internet access in conference rooms
  • Conference organization:
    • Level of logistical and financial support from host institution
    • Detailed information on conference support personnel
    • Detailed information on technical support personnel
    • Distribution of responsibility for conference organization
    • Capacity to record some/all of the conference on video (optional)
    • Committed sponsors, if any, and level of expected funding, if known
    • Capacity to record some/all of the conference on video
  • Accommodations: Type and cost
  • Access to conference venue
  • Proposed Social Activities
  • Tourist information, including nearby restaurants, local attractions
Bidders are encouraged to attend ETD 2017 in Washington DC, USA in 2017. Your participation can help in gathering more information about the organization of the symposium.

News



  • 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 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
  • Submit Nominations for NDLTD Awards now! NDLTD is pleased to announce the 2016 ETD Awards program.We invite all NDLTD members to nominate individuals they feel deserve the recognition!Deadline for Nominations: May 31st, 2016The ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 12:44 PM by NDLTD Admin
  • Request for Proposals to Host ETD 2017 The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is now accepting bids to host the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2017. Please submit your bid by e-mail to ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2016, 11:08 PM by NDLTD Admin
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Events



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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 
ETD 2015 India New Delhi, India November 4, 2015 ETD 2015 India 
USETDA 2015 Conference Austin, TX, USA September 29, 2015 USETDA 2015 
ETD 2015 India: Early-Bird Registration Ends New Delhi, India August 31, 2015 ETD 2015 India 
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