ETD2018: Globalizing Knowledge with Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ETD 2018, the 21st international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations was held on September 26-28, 2018 at the National Central Library, Taiwan. The conference was co-sponsored by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and was hosted by National Central Library, the Library Association of the Republic of China (LAC), and the Interlibrary Cooperation Association (ILCA).   



Charles Greenberg, the Founding Library Director of Wenzhou-Kean University, has been a member of the Board of Directors of NDLTD since 2010. Besides Board meetings at the event, Mr. Greenberg co-authored a paper that was presented on the first day of the conference: Dissertation Coaches and ETD Submissions: A New Form of Non-Institutional Academic Support

lib-etd-p2Mr. Greenberg and members of the Board of Directors of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

The annual ETD symposia provides an excellent educational opportunity for professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), institutional repositories, graduate students and scholarly communications. This year’s program includes 4 plenary sessions, 3 penal sessions, 33 breakout presentations, also includes user group meeting of ETD consortium in Taiwan, a poster presentation session, a technology vendor fair, as well as a variety of networking opportunities.  Plenary speakers from the U.S, Slovenia, Australia, Singapore and India shared their knowledge of and experience with institutional repositories and ETDs. Edward A. Fox, Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, is the founding and current Executive Director of NDLTD. Dr. Fox talked about how “big data” collections could support a broad range of applications. 


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