USETDA 2019 Conference
Bridging the Divide –
Scholarly Communications for All

The USETDA has announced USETDA 2019, the 9th annual conference, to be held September 25 – 27 at the Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, hosted by BiblioLabs, The University of South Carolina and the USETDA.

USETDA 2019 will provide excellent educational opportunities for professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), institutional repositories, graduate students and scholarly communications. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations and encourage the formation of regional ETD associations and networking communities as well as to provide useful and innovative resources, standards, and technology for the development and support of ETD programs. Proposals are welcome from library, graduate school and information technology professionals, graduate students and faculty as well as library and information systems / services representatives.

The conference theme “Bridging the Divide – Scholarly Communications for All” will focus on the impact and implications of connecting scholars and research from across the country and around the world. We will examine the present use and availability of ETDs and related initiatives while also exploring new and emerging ETD practices, needs, and influences impacting administrative, graduate school and library professionals.

Conference information is available by following the resource links at the top of this Web page or in the right side-bar index.

Forthcoming Resources

  • Call for Proposals
  • Conference Invitation
  • Conference Program – (pdf)
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Conference Resources
  • Dine Around
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Registration Information
  • Sponsors
  • Sponsorship
  • Travel Information
  • USETDA 2019 Attendees
  • Welcome to Charleston
  • Welcome to USETDA 2019
  • Workshops

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals
    • Announcement: January 14, 2019
    • Submission deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Presenter notifications: April 15, 2019
  • Early bird registration: April 15 – July 26, 2019
  • Regular registration: July 27 – August 26, 2019
  • Conference Dates: September 25 – 27, 2019

Preliminary Rates Information

  • Early Member Registration: $169 (requires USETDA membership)
  • Early Non-Member Registration: $299
  • Hyatt Place Hotel group discount lodging: $199 (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi)

USETDA 2019 Conference Planning Committee

  • Pamela Andrews (University of North Texas Libraries)*
  • Heidi Arbisi-Kelm (University of Iowa Graduate College)*
  • Alissa Bankowski (BiblioLabs)
  • Mitchell Davis (BiblioLabs)
  • Sally Evans (George Mason University Library)*
  • Teri Green (University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies)*
  • John Hagen (Renaissance Scholarly Communications, USETDA Executive Director)*^
  • Lou Haines (Miami University Graduate School)*
  • Dick Kawooya, Conference Chair (University of South Carolina School of Information Science)
  • Zach Lukemire (University of South Carolina Graduate School)
  • Matt Mariner (Auraria Library/University of Colorado)*
  • Carolyn Morris (BiblioLabs)
  • Janice Robinson (Brigham Young University Graduate Studies)*
  • Christy Shorey (University of Florida Libraries)*^
  • Stacy Wallace (University of Florida Graduate School)*
  • Donald Williams (University of Alabama Libraries)*

*USETDA Board Member
^Program Committee Member

Local Organizing Committee Members

  • Alissa Bankowski (BiblioLabs)
  • Mitchell Davis (BiblioLabs)
  • Dick Kawooya, Conference Chair (University of South Carolina School of Information Science)
  • Zach Lukemire (University of South Carolina Graduate School)

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