Sunday, January 24, 2010

CFP: ETD 2010 Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations and Tutorials

CFP: ETD 2010 Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations and Tutorials


On behalf of The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and the University of Texas Libraries, we would like to invite you to submit a paper, poster or presentation for "ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability" - the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations to be held June 16 – 18, 2010 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. ETD 2010 will explore the issues of collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in promoting ETDs, Institutional repositories and Open Access in the realm of scholarly communications.

The NDLTD initiative consists of hundreds of contributing member universities, libraries, information organizations, consortia and individuals. Membership details are available on the NDLTD website and dues-paying members are offered a discount on the conference registration fee. The NDLTD's activities are focused on those who produce, manage, store and use electronic theses and dissertations in order to support the authoring, indexing, archiving, dissemination and retrieval of ETDs worldwide. Conference attendees typically include librarians, graduate school administrators, information technology professionals and graduate faculty, staff and students.

"ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainability" is organized by the NDLTD, The University of Libraries, and the Texas Digital Library, with generous sponsorship provided by non-profit interest groups and corporations that produce hardware, software, and knowledge management solutions for digital archives and repositories.

Authors will be able to use an online portal to view abstract approval status and to upload revised versions of the abstract. Details on this portal will be announced in a subsequent communication; please check here again for more information. Completed, final versions of abstracts for papers are due by Friday, March 5, 2010. Notification of paper/poster acceptances will be announced to authors on March 22, 2010. Final versions of research papers for conference proceedings must be deposited in the ETD2010 paper repository by May 26, 2010. Print poster presenters must also deposit a PDF version of the final poster or e-presentation by May 26, 2010 or bring the poster with them to the conference. Electronic poster presenters may submit a multimedia version of their "poster", approximately two minutes in length, with narrative.