ETD2014 programme

ETD2014 explored topics such as data mining, eTheses and research data, researcher identifiers, metrics and evaluation of eTheses services.

The digital record of the Conference was sponsored by the British Library.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

9.00am

Registration opens

Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)

9.00am

Newcomers’ workshop: ETDs for rookies … with John Hagen, Renaissance Scholarly Communications.  Agenda PDF icon

Room: Saxby

The lifecycle management of ETDs … with Matt Schultz, Educopia Institute & Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech.

Room: Mowsley/Hoby  Agenda PDF icon

1pm

Lunch (John Foster Hall)

Welcome

2pm

Welcome to the University of Leicester: Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Vice Chancellor, University of Leicester

Digital record of the plenary sessions begins: sponsored by the British Library.

2.15

NDLTD Welcome. Edward A. Fox, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Plenary & keynote 1

Moderator: Susan Copeland, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

2.30

Keynote. Professor Kevin Schurer, Pro VC for Research, University of Leicester

3.00

Using the Research Data Management Workflow to Manage ETDs with Complex Digital Objects. Gabrielle Michalek, Carnegie Mellon University

3.30

Tea break

4.00-5.30pm

The international ETD landscape: research data and best practices. Chair: Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech. Presenters: James MacDonald, American University of Sharjah, UAE; Matt Schultz, Educopia Institute, MetaArchive Cooperative.

6.30-7.30pm

Drinks reception (Stamford Court)

Sponsored by: DART-Europe

Thursday, 24 July

9.00am

Information desk open

Parallel sessions 1

9.30am

A

Room: Brooksby

Moderator: Selina Lock

B

Room: Mowsley/Hoby

Moderator: Helen Steele

C

Room: Saxby

Moderator: Thom Moore

D

Room: Gaulby

Moderator: Grant Denkinson

Exploring ETDs’ visibility & discoverability through usage analysis.PDF icon Rachel CHENG; Sheila CHEUNG and Cindy KOT. Lingnan University.  Supporting paper PDF icon

Restricted vs. open access to ETDs: a problem for public science. PowerPoint Joachim Schopfel. University of Lille 3.  Supporting paper PDF icon

Perceptions of ETDs at La Trobe University, Australia. PowerPoint Eva Fisch & Simon Huggard.

Workshop: Repository vs. the catalogue PowerPoint: top tips for thesis metadata management. Heather Rosie and Sara Gould. EThOS, British Library. [Maximum of 25 participants]

Interoperability between digital libraries of ETDs in Brazil. Ronnie Fagundes de Brito. IBICT.

ETDs and social networks. PowerPoint Prof. David Zeitlyn. University of Oxford

Opening up by closing the circle PDF icon: enchancing visibility & accessibility of theses and dissertations.  Ramesh C Gaur. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

Continues

Continues

11.00

Coffee break

Plenary 2: Keynote 2 & awards

Moderator: Austin McLean

11.30

Keynote. Dr. Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge. Liberating ETDs to the world and making them useful

12.30

ETD Awards

1.00pm

Lunch (John Foster Hall)

Parallel sessions 2

2.00pm

A

Room: Saxby

Moderator: Neil Donohue

B

Room: Mowsley/Hoby

Moderator: Simon Dixon

C

Room: Gaulby

Moderator: Andrew Dunn

D

Room: Brooksby

Moderator: Grant Denkinson

Assessing ETD programs for life: enhancing quality & effectiveness. PowerPoint Laura Hammons. Texas A&M University.

Facilitating research and enhancing visibility and discoverability of ETDs. Catherine Boylan, ProQuest and Ian Rowlands, University of Leicester.

Theses.fr – access to French PhD theses.PowerPoint Aurélien Charot and Olivier Cian with Marianne Giloux, ABES.

Workshop: Content mining of theses. Note: You need a laptop which you can install software on. [This workshop is now full]

Examining keywords in electrical engineering. Ana Pavani. PUC-Rio.

The assessment of open access to ETDs in Taiwan PowerPoint Yi-Shuan Huang, Lee-Chen Chen, Bao-Tzuoh Huang, National Ilan University, Taiwan

Adopting Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) programmes PowerPoint: Benefits for the Arab Gulf States. Jamal Alsalmi

Continues

The establishment phases of ETD program in a brand new University PDF icon : lessons from King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. Mohamed Baessa.

Continues

3.30

Tea break

Plenary 3

Moderator: Charles Greenberg, Wenzhou-Kean University Library

4pm Welcome to ETD2015, New Delhi, India.  Ramesh C. Gaur, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

4.15pm

E-theses in the UK: PhD research, university repositories and EThOS. Sara Gould, British Library.

4.30-5.15pm IRUS-UK: making ETDs count in UK repositories. Paul Needham, Cranfield University.

7.30pm

Conference dinner (John Foster Hall)

Sponsored by: ProQuest

Friday, 25 July

9.00am

Information desk open

Parallel sessions 3

9.30am

Burning issues

Burning issues

Burning issues

Burning issues

Up to 5 min delegate presentations on burning topics for immediate feedback.

10.00

A

B

Room: Saxby

Moderator: Ian Rowlands

C

Room: Mowsley/Hoby

Moderator: Grant Denkinson

D

Room: Brooksby

Moderator: Catherine Taylor

[Discontinued]

The academic library’s role in providing access to ETDs – the case of Ohio State UniversityPowerPoint . Magda El-Sherbini

Connecting you, your PhD and your published research:PDF icon an ORCID EThOS linking solution. Tom Demeranville. British Library.

ETDs at the University of Surrey:PowerPoint addressing the training needs of doctoral students.  Supporting paper. PDF icon

Christine Daoutis, Claire Gravely, Montserrat Rodriguez-Marquez, Montserrat.

10.30

Poster time + coffee break

Plenary 4

Moderator: Scott Eldredge

11.15am Top 5 trends in graduate education. Austin McLean, ProQuest
11.30am ETDs and altmetrics. Rush G. Miller, University of Pittsburgh

12 midday

Reference Rot and E-Theses: Threat and Remedy (The Hiberlink Project). Peter Burnhill, EDINA, University of Edinburgh.

12.30

Establishing Scholarly Identity by Graduate Students: Results of the ORCID-ETD Integration Project at Texas A&M University. Gail Clement and Laura Hammons, Texas A&M University.

1.00pm

Lunch (Stamford Court)

Plenary 5

Moderator: John Hagen, Renaissance Scholarly Communications

2.00pm

Improving the ETD landscape. Edward A. Fox, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

2.30pm

ETDs for life: opportunities, challenges, benefits. Panel discussion.

Panellists: Edward A. Fox, Virginia Tech; Sara Gould, British Library; Rush G. Miller, University of Pittsburgh; Ana Pavani, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3.30pm

Close of conference

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