Saving Time in the Long Run: A New Workflow for Thesis Submissions
In January 2014, representatives from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University Libraries at Washington University agreed to move the master’s thesis submission process from a local, electronic form directly to the university’s repository Open Scholarship, which is supported by Digital Commons. This presentation will discuss the development of new workflows and associated issues. Implementation included developing a new submission form, re-evaluating the structure of the existing ETD series, creating new ETD series within the repository, developing new submission instructions for students, creating instructions for administrators, coordinating training for reviewers with bepress, and customizing email templates. The presentation will cover the benefits and consequences of this new workflow and will provide a checklist of issues and a broad step-by-step workflow for others to consider when making similar changes.
- Emily Stenberg, Digital Publishing & Digital Preservation Librarian
Library and Information Science | Scholarly Publishing
ETDs, bepress, theses, dissertations
Stenberg, Emily, "Saving Time in the Long Run: A New Workflow for Thesis Submissions" (2014). University Libraries Presentations. 1.