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Basic, Fuller, Fullest: Treatment Options for Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
  • Sevim McCutcheon, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1016/j.lcats.2011.03.019
Keywords
  • electronic,
  • theses,
  • dissertations,
  • ETD,
  • cataloging
Abstract
Given the thousands of theses and dissertations (TDs) that are produced each year, and their role in advancing their disciplines, it is well worth disseminating them as widely as possible. A great leap forward in increasing TD distribution has been the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) movement. ETD information in catalogs provides valuable basic access, especially when bibliographic records are contributed to large databases. While these bibliographic records can be created automatically by harvesting author-supplied metadata from ETDs, for fuller access, cataloger mediation is needed to remove errors and numeric entities; plus name authority control. Fullest access entails subject analysis.
Citation Information
Sevim McCutcheon. "Basic, Fuller, Fullest: Treatment Options for Electronic Theses and Dissertations" Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Vol. 35 Iss. 2-3 (2011) p. 64 - 68
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sevim_mccutcheon/1/