Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) 2014: 23 to 25 July 2014, Leicester, UK.

ETD2014 – the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations’ (NDLTD) 17th annual symposium – takes place at the University of Leicester, UK from 23 to 25 July 2014.

We are now inviting proposals for papers and posters.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, 31 January 2014. We will contact you on or around Monday, 3rd March 2014 to confirm whether your proposal has been accepted.

With the overall symposium theme of ‘ETDs for Life’, we want to explore what difference the huge growth in open access to electronic theses and dissertations is making for authors, other researchers and for social and economic development.

We are seeking proposals which address one of the following themes:

● ETDs for authors: topics such as authors’ perceptions of advantages/disadvantages of open access to ETDs and whether this access has influenced development of their career or other aspects of their lives.

● ETDs for society and the economy: topics such as the value of open access to ETDs to business, education (including beyond academia), cultural life and economic development.

● ETDs for scholarship: topics such as the visibility and accessibility of ETDs to the information seeker and the development of ‘enhanced’ ETDs which include access to related research data.

● ETDs and the information professional: topics such as the skills, resources and services required to further improve access to ETDs.

For information on how to submit your proposal, please visit http://www.le.ac.uk/etd2014/call

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