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Do Long Embargo Periods Facilitate External Publication of Electronic Theses and Dissertations?
Embargo periods for Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs) collections require librarians to balance the needs of content creators (ETD authors) with those of content consumers (end-users). This poster examines the ...
Do Collaborative Multi-Institution Projects Drive End-User Traffic to Digital Collections?
Many libraries participate in collaborative multi-institution digital collection projects because they promise to make it easier for end-users to find our materials. Creation and maintenance of these projects involves ...
Embargo Periods and External Publication for History Dissertations
A policy statement issued by the American Historical Association (AHA) in July 2013 recommended that institutions with mandatory deposit allow creators to embargo their ETDs for a period of up to six years. The reason given ...
AlabamaMosaic: A Distributed Digital Collection of Cultural Heritage Materials
Panel abstract: Virtual libraries are consolidated indexes of digital items harvested from different repositories. Started by a handful of institutions in 2001, AlabamaMosaic now contains almost 80,000 items from more than ...
AlabamaMosaic: A Short History
Presentation on the history of AlabamaMosaic.
Presentation on the collaborative digital collection AlabamaMosaic.
Search Engine Queries Used to Locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Differences for Local and Non-Local Users
This study examines two research questions: (1) What search engine queries lead users to the Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations (AUETDs) collection? (2) Do these queries vary for users in different ...
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Differences in Behavior for Local and Non-Local Users
This study examines two research questions: (1) How do users in different locations find Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations? (2) Do users in different locations interact differently with the collection ...
ETD Embargos: Are There Discipline-Based Differences in Candidates' Selections?
It is frequently assumed that graduate students seeking to embargo their Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are either scientists/engineers planning to patent their discoveries or liberal arts majors planning to ...
Using Google Analytics to Examine Use Patterns for a Collection of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This poster presents an examination of use patterns for a dSpace collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) using Google Analytics. During the one-year study period: (1) in-state patrons used university Web ...