This chapter provides an overview of a guide for electronic theses and dissertations that is being prepared as requested by UNESCO to help with the expansion of ETD activities around the world. It roughly follows the outline developed through discussions involving the many partners working on that guide and coordinated by Shalini Urs. It builds upon experiences related to the evolution of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, a federation of groups interested in ETD programs. It introduces key concepts, explains matters according to the interests of students and universities, highlights technical issues, recommends a scheme for expanding training, and suggests likely future activities.
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Electronic Theses, Electronic Dissertations
Fox, Edward A.. "Overview of a Guide for Electronic Theses and Dissertations." Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age (2001). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ulls_fsp/32