Saving Time in the Long Run: A New Workflow for Thesis Submissions

Title

Saving Time in the Long Run: A New Workflow for Thesis Submissions

Publication Date

7-31-2014

Description

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

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Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Scholarly Publishing

Keywords

ETDs, bepress, theses, dissertations

Comments

Presented at the 2014 DC+GLUG Meeting, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, July 31-August 1, 2014

A link to this presentation is also available at the conference website. A checklist is included as a supplemental file.

Filename

stenberg_dcglug2014final.pdf

Saving Time in the Long Run: A New Workflow for Thesis Submissions

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