Event: Electronic Theses and Dissertations and the Publishing Landscape (Mon. May 5, 4pm)

Monday, May 5, 4pm (UCSB Library, Classroom 1575)
“Publishers’ Views on Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)”

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to a public program titled "Publishers' Views on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)." Graduate students and those invested in their professional, academic, and economic development are encouraged to attend. For the first time, UCSB graduate students are being given a cost-free option to make their theses and disseratations available in the Alexandria Digital Research Library, UCSB Library's new digital library (under development), and in eScholarship, UC's institutional repository. If a dissertation or thesis is published online and made freely available, does this hinder the author's future publishing opportunities for that work?

Gail McMillan (Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech) will present the results of recent surveys of science, social science, and humanities journal editors' and university press directors’ and their attitudes toward online theses and dissertations. A 2013 survey of institutions requiring, allowing, or considering ETDs will also be shared. This information should help students, graduate schools, and faculty advisors make informed decisions about open access ETDs and their implications for future publishing opportunities. 

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