My colleague, Adam Mikeal, presented our paper titled “Large-scale ETD repositories: a case study of a digital library application” at JCDL 2009, where it was nominated for best paper! The paper describes at a high level the Texas Digital Library’s implementation of a state-wide electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) system, delving into the theoretical, technical, and political issues that were encountered. Vireo is the main component of the system, a Manakin-based addon to DSpace that handles the ETD work flow, starting with a student’s initial submission through an iterative staff review, cataloging by the library, and on to final publication.
Mikeal, A., Creel, J., Maslov, A., Phillips, S., Leggett, J., and McFarland, M. 2009. Large-scale ETD repositories: a case study of a digital library application. In Proceedings of the 2009 Joint international Conference on Digital Libraries (Austin, TX, USA, June 15 – 19, 2009). JCDL ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 135-144. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1555400.1555423