Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Date

2019-06-18

Description

For the past ten years the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries have collected and disseminated electronic masters theses and doctoral dissertations through their institutional repository (IR), ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst. In addition to collecting all currently produced ETDs, the Libraries are in the midst of an ambitious project to digitize more than a hundred years worth of print dissertations and theses. Beginning with the oldest dissertations and theses, which are rarest and most at risk of physical damage, and now digitizing works on a departmental basis, the entire collection of over 20,000 print theses and dissertations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be digitized and made available online over the next decade. This will help ensure the preservation of this important and unique body of work as well as greatly enhance access to it. This lightening talk will explain our project workflow and copyright policy as well as our process for batch uploading the theses and dissertations files and their associated metadata to our Digital Commons repository.

Keywords

theses, dissertations, ETDs, digitization, institutional repository

DOI

10.13028/rs6p-qd28

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Jun 18th, 1:30 PM

Providing Online Access to over a Century of Theses and Dissertations at UMass Amherst

For the past ten years the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries have collected and disseminated electronic masters theses and doctoral dissertations through their institutional repository (IR), ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst. In addition to collecting all currently produced ETDs, the Libraries are in the midst of an ambitious project to digitize more than a hundred years worth of print dissertations and theses. Beginning with the oldest dissertations and theses, which are rarest and most at risk of physical damage, and now digitizing works on a departmental basis, the entire collection of over 20,000 print theses and dissertations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be digitized and made available online over the next decade. This will help ensure the preservation of this important and unique body of work as well as greatly enhance access to it. This lightening talk will explain our project workflow and copyright policy as well as our process for batch uploading the theses and dissertations files and their associated metadata to our Digital Commons repository.

 

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