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Collaboration & Innovation: Preserving Complex Digital Objects, Carly Dearborn May 2019

Collaboration & Innovation: Preserving Complex Digital Objects, Carly Dearborn

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, like many other libraries and archives, collects, preserves, and provides access to dissertations as original works of student scholarship in conjunction with degrees awarded by the University. The processes of collecting and preserving student scholarship becomes difficult as new ETD models and formats force existing workflows and platforms to adapt. This talk will identify emerging preservation and long-term access challenges associated with new forms of scholarship and will borrow from the digital preservation field to identify innovative and collaborative approaches for addressing these challenges.


Transgenre Theses & Dissertations, Kimberly J. Fleshman, Ericka Findley May 2019

Transgenre Theses & Dissertations, Kimberly J. Fleshman, Ericka Findley

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Lightning talk for Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) at Purdue University on May 23, 2019.


Peppytides, Dave Zwicky May 2019

Peppytides, Dave Zwicky

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Lightning talk for Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) at Purdue University on May 23, 2019.


The Doctoral Dissertation: Observations, Perspectives, Protean Nature?, Jean-Pierre Herubel May 2019

The Doctoral Dissertation: Observations, Perspectives, Protean Nature?, Jean-Pierre Herubel

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations represent different doctoral cultures as well as artifacts of research achievement. Beyond general contours identifiable as contribution to knowledge, the dissertation is as much symbol as acculturation within disciplinary cultures. Each dissertation represents training, discovery, unique contribution, as well as the acculturative properties inherent to the dissertation’s liminal process and raison d'être. This exploratory presentation challenges us to consider what the dissertation is and how it may vary in purpose and form.

Closing keynote address at the Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) at Purdue University on May 23, 2019.


Etd Plus: When Non-Traditional Is The New Normal, What's The Norm For Etd Programs?, Martin Halbert May 2019

Etd Plus: When Non-Traditional Is The New Normal, What's The Norm For Etd Programs?, Martin Halbert

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The 2014-2017 ETDplus project brought together a diverse range of national stakeholders in the ETD curation process (professors, libraries, and service providers) to improve ETD policies and practices around research data and complex digital object management. The project research pivoted on the question “How will institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations?” The research conducted in the course of the project revealed many emerging trends regarding ETDs, illuminating a significantly changed landscape of ETD curation needs in the 21st …


Geographic Information Out Of Research, Nicole Kong May 2019

Geographic Information Out Of Research, Nicole Kong

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Lightning talk for Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) at Purdue University on May 23, 2019.


The Landscape Of Modern Theses, Matthew Hannah May 2019

The Landscape Of Modern Theses, Matthew Hannah

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Central to current debates about the future of graduate education are calls for models of scholarship attendant to new labor markets. These debates will be contextualized with the argument that we must innovate traditional modes of scholarly engagement in an effort to supply graduate students with important skills for the 21st-century workplace. The topography of current developments in alternative theses and dissertations will be mapped, providing an overview of contemporary models for graduate education with an eye toward future possibilities for higher education.


Guiding Graduate Students In Data Management In Practice, Michael Witt May 2019

Guiding Graduate Students In Data Management In Practice, Michael Witt

2019 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Purdue University Research Repository service takes a lifecycle approach to help university researchers plan and implement effective data management plans, share and manage their data with collaborators while the research is taking place, publish their data in a scholarly context, archive data for the long-term, and measure the impact of sharing their data. New functionality, instruction, and outreach have been done in the last year to adapt the service to better support the needs of graduate students and the data that support their theses and dissertations. A description of the service, its workflows, and supporting materials will be shared …