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ETDs, Shifting Policies, and Workflows
Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group Annual Meeting
  • Todd Bruns, Eastern Illinois University
  • Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University
Room 205, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Start Date
31-7-2014 2:10 PM
End Date
31-7-2014 2:40 PM
Since 2008 EIU has been digitizing ETDs and making them available via the library catalog, I-Share (the state of IL consortia catalog), and WorldCat. It was only after ETDs were included in the institutional repository (The Keep) that the majority of faculty became fully aware of how accessible these theses had become. This dawning realization led to important conversations with faculty and other stakeholders about concerns regarding publishing, grant approval, and patents. Following these discussions new embargo policies and workflows were developed. In this presentation, we will provide statistics showing increased access to ETDs due to the repository, and describe changes to EIU embargo policy that were achieved by partnering with EIU faculty and other stakeholders.
Citation Information
Todd Bruns and Stacey Knight-Davis. "ETDs, Shifting Policies, and Workflows" (2014)
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