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The ETD Lifecycle Management project, funded by
the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is pleased to
launch a public review of the project's Lifecycle Management Tools. The
Lifecycle Management Tools are a documented suite of both new and
existing open-source tools for better managing electronic theses &
dissertations (ETDs). Sign up to receive the ETD Lifecycle Management
Tools manual here: http://metaarchive.org/imls/index.php/Request_Tools
During the public review, Educopia is offering free
one-on-one technical support and implementation consultations as needed
through September 2014.
About the ETD Lifecycle Management Tools
The Lifecycle Management Tools are a documented suite of tools to address four areas of ETD management.
- Virus Checking - ClamAV
- File Format Identifciation - Droid, Unix file, FITS, and JHOVE2
- Preservation Metadata - PREMIS Event Service
- ETD Submission - ETD Drop
provided manual documents the purpose of each tool, recommends where to
deploy them in a workflow, and explains how to use the tools.
About the Project
the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the
University of North Texas, in partnership with the Networked Digital
Library of Theses & Dissertations (NDLTD) and Educopia Institute,
the ETD Lifecycle Management project is promoting best practices and
improving the capacity of academic libraries to preserve ETDs for future
researchers. The project has also released the Guidance Documents for
Lifecycle Management of ETDs, available from Educopia Publishing (http://www.educopia.org/publishing/gdlmetd
) and the NDLTD website (http://www.ndltd.org/resources/manage-etds