Call for Proposals – USETDA 2014 Conference

Take your Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Program to the next level this September! USETDA 2014 Logo

The 4th annual conference of the US ETD Association will be held September 24-26, 2014, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

USETDA 2014 – Navigating the Universe of ETDs
USETDA 2014 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States. Although targeted toward US ETD professionals, our non-US ETD colleagues are encouraged to attend.

Searching for innovative new ways to engage your students? Looking to increase efficiency by making technology work for you? Participants will have opportunity to share, network and learn by submitting proposals for presentations and posters, gain in-depth instruction on a wide variety of ETD issues in the pre-conference workshops, select from dozens of exciting break-out sessions, attend keynote presentations, participate in discussion groups, and engage in evening networking events.

USETDA 2014 is a fantastic, low-cost, high-impact learning and networking opportunity for you to interact with your colleagues and share best practices in the field of ETDs.

Make plans now to navigate the universe of ETDs in 2014, taking advantage of all that Florida has to offer!

Visit the Call for Proposals Webpage for more information about topics as well as the submission and review process.

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January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

USETDA 2014 Conference

The US ETD Association is pleased to announce our 4th annual conference September 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

USETDA Conferences are an excellent educational opportunity for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.

For more information visit the USETDA 2014 Web page.

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October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

USETDA 2013 Conference

The US ETD Association held its 3rd annual conference July 24-26, 2013, in Claremont, California. The theme for USETDA 2013 was “Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity”.

USETDA Conferences are an excellent educational opportunity for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.

For more information visit the USETDA 2013 Web page.

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Recent Announcements

  • USETDA 2013 Conference Proceedings available
  • USETDA 2013 Conference Program available

 

August 29, 2012 in USETDA 3rd Annual Conference 2013

USETDA 2014 Bids

Bring USETDA 2014 to a City Near You!

The USETDA is now accepting bids to host the 2014 USETDA Conference. Please submit your bid by January 1, 2013. Complete bid process information is available online.

July 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

USETDA 2012 Conference Update

USETDA button logoThe 2nd annual conference of the US ETD Association will be held June 13-15, 2012, at the Boston Marriott Quincy hotel in Quincy, Massachusetts, just minutes from downtown Boston.

See more on the USETDA 2012 Conference Web page!

January 13, 2012 in USETDA 2nd Annual Conference, 2012

USETDA 2012 Conference

Take your Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Program to the next level this June!

The 2nd annual conference of the US ETD Association will be held June 13-15, 2012, at the Boston Marriott Quincy hotel in Quincy, Massachusetts, just minutes from downtown Boston.

See more on the USETDA 2012 Conference Web page!

January 4, 2012 in USETDA 2nd Annual Conference, 2012

Save the date! USETDA 2012

The USETDA has announced its 2nd annual conference for June 13-15, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts.

USETDA 2012 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.

More Information Coming Soon!

Check the USETDA 2012 Conference Website for updates!

August 25, 2011 in Conferences, USETDA 2nd Annual Conference, 2012

Report on the 2011 Inaugural United States Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association (USETDA) Conference

D-Lib Magazine has just published an article about the USETDA 2011 Conference, written by conference delegate James RW MacDonald from the University of Northern British Columbia. Kudos to James for the nice write up and to all who helped to organize this successful conference!

Looking to host the USETDA 2012 Conference? Submit your bid by September!

July 18, 2011 in News

USETDA Conference Bid Process

Bring USETDA 2012 to a City Near You!

The USETDA is now accepting bids to host the 2012 USETDA Conference. Please submit your bid by e-mail to board@usetda.org by September 1, 2011.

The following information should be included in your institution’s bid:

  • Hosting organization/institution(s).
  • Rationale for hosting the conference.
  • Planned dates. Please include proposed conference dates and explain your choice, including flexibility of proposed dates.
  • Venue (city, information on conference facilities, i.e., number and size of conference rooms, and availability of Internet access in conference rooms)
  • Conference organization:
    • Level of logistical and financial support from host institution
    • Detailed information on conference support personnel
    • Distribution of responsibility for conference organization
  • Travel/Transportation considerations 
  • Accommodations (type, cost, and access to conference venue) 
  • Proposed special activities 
  • Tourist information 
  • Restaurants  

The host institution will work closely with the USETDA board over the coming year to plan and execute all aspects of the 2012 conference.

June 9, 2011 in Conferences, USETDA 2nd Annual Conference, 2012

USETDA 2011 Conference a Great Success

USETDA 2011 Conference Logo The inaugural USETDA 2011 conference, held in the Orlando area, concluded today at noon. With over 100 participants attending single session presentations, plenaries, workshops, poster sessions, vendor displays, and special activities, it was a tremendous experience for the organizers and participants alike.  Those attending represented 3 countries (US, Canada, UK), and within the US, 30 states were represented (2/3 of all states).  Roughly half the audience were from University Libraries and the other half were from the graduate schools.

The sessions were practical, informed and engaging. The networking was lively and extended. It was incredible to be part of the the learning and collaboration that persisted throughout the conference, and to see colleagues new to the field find a professional home. If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to review the materials which have been posted online at the USETDA 2011 conference proceedings page.

Also, be sure to make plans in your budget to attend next year’s conference (location and date to be announced), and stretch yourself by volunteering to be part of the new USETDA initiatives. We are seeking volunteers to assist with various committees: communications, resources, serving as a state representative, and conference planning (more information coming).

The USETDA board has a lot of great plans for USETDA in the coming years, but won’t be able to accomplish our goals without your involvement. If you want to learn more about USETDA, and/or become a member, we encourage you to do so. Explore our webpage and stay tuned for further details about future conferences and other member services.

We look forward to serving you in this next year and engaging you in making ETD operations more effective, efficient and enriching!  Many thanks to all speakers, delegates, volunteers and sponsors for believing in the magic of ETDs!!  Let’s all look forward to USETDA 2012 Conference – all bid proposals are welcome!

USETDA Board of Directors

May 20, 2011 in Conferences, USETDA 1st Annual Conference, Orlando, FL