[Irtalk] ETD2011: Call for Participation

Hussein Suleman hussein at cs.uct.ac.za
Wed Jun 29 01:41:06 SAST 2011

ETD2011: Call for Participation

ETD2011 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and 
13-17 September 2011
Cape Town, South Africa

=== Overview

ETD2011 is the latest in a series of international conferences of the 
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The 
expected audience will include advocates, practitioners, researchers and 
students working in the area of electronic theses and dissertations and, 
more broadly, open access and digital repositories.  The conference is 
hosted in South Africa by the SA National Research Foundation, Committee 
for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa (CHELSA), University of 
Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.  ETD2011 will provide local and 
international attendees with the opportunity to exchange ideas and 
enrich their respective programmes, bridging the infamous north-south 

The conference programme will include technical paper sessions, plenary 
keynote addresses, poster presentations (with at least 24 posters), 
panels, tutorials and workshops -- to cater for a broad audience of 

While the conference programme is certain to be intellectually 
stimulating, the location at the V&A Waterfront will provide a 
convenient launchpad to see Cape Town and its surrounding areas as well. 
  Information on travel and accommodation is available on the website.

We cordially invite you to join us at ETD2011!

=== Programme Details

[Full programme details can be found at: 

In summary, the programme is structured as follows:

     * 13 September : Tutorial and Conference Opening
     * 14-15 September : Keynote Addresses, Paper and Panel Sessions
     * 16-17 September : Workshops

The following papers have been accepted for presentation:

    1. Digitization efforts in the Federal University of Technology 
Owerri (Futo): successes, challenges, prospects/Chinwe Anunobi & 
Collette Onyebinama
    2. Do ETDs deter publishers? Does web availability count as prior 
publication?/Marisa Ramirez, Gail Mcmillan, Joan Dalton, Nancy Seamans & 
Max Read
    3. The dot on the i: reflections of a postgraduate student and 
repository manager on the etd process at the University of 
Pretoria/Elsabé Olivier & Ina Louw
    4. Thesis and dissertations management overview in Kosovo/Shukrije Rama
    5. Institutional repositories for open access: the Ghanaian 
experience/Abednego Corletey
    6. Electronic theses and dissertations in Nigeria University 
Libraries: status, challenges and strategies/Ifeanyi J Ezema & Cyprian Ugwu
    7. Creative partnerships to advance graduate research in the digital 
age/John Hagen
    8. Towards a National ETD Database: responsibilities of the 
libraries in Kenya/John Thuku
    9. First a trial balloon, now an established workflow: collecting 
electronic thesis at the German National Library/Uta Ackermann
   10. CARPET - a Directory of Generic Publishing Tools/Peter Schirmbacher
   11. Creating a National Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Portal in 
South Africa/Lawrence Webley, Hussein Suleman & Tatenda Chipeperekwa
   12. Building institutional repositories in KLISC Member Institutions 
in Kenya: emerging challenges/Rosemary Otando
   13. Assessing awareness of repositories and the Open Access Movement 
among ETD Faculty Advisors/Molly Dolan
   14. Enriching the VT ETD-db System with references/Sung Hee Park & 
Edward A. Fox
   15. Social factors influencing the adoption and development of 
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) programmes in the Arab Gulf 
States/Jamal Alsalmi, Dr Chern Li Liew & Brenda Chawner
   16. Data desiccation: facilitating long-term access, use, and reuse 
of ETDs/Daniel Alemneh & Mark Phillips
   17. Two South African institutional repositories: a comparative 
overview/Annah Macha & Karin De Jager
   18. Examining access by country, language and areas of knowledge/Ana 
   19. Where sharing should not go: establishing administrative 
protocols for copyright compliance and plagiarism detection/Charles 
Greenberg & Austin Mclean
   20. Improving accessibility to collections of electronic theses and 
dissertations/Venkat Srinivasan & Edward Fox
   21. University digital scholarship centers and support for graduate 
thesis and dissertation work/Joan Lippincott
   22. VT ETD-db 2.0: rewriting ETD-db system/Sung Hee Park, Paul 
Mather, Kimberli D. Weeks & Gail Mcmillan
   23. The role of stakeholders: electronic theses and dissertations 
submission workflow for the University of Johannesburg/Lazarus Matizirofa
   24. Digitization of theses and dissertations: status quo India/Dr 
Mangala Hirwade
   25. Panel on plans related to the NDLTD Union Catalog/Edward Fox

There will be three workshops to discuss specific topics in detail and 
advance the state of the art:

     * Workshop 1: Distributed Digital Preservation for ETDs
     * Workshop 2: Data Curation
     * Workshop 3: Lets get started! Creating Institutional Repositories 
using open source software

Details on the workshops can be found at: 

=== Late-Breaking Results

We can still accommodate some late-breaking results in the form of 
posters at the conference.  If you wish to submit a poster to the 
conference, contact the programme chairs [Hussein <hussein at cs.uct.ac.za> 
and Elsabé <Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za>] before 31 July 2011.

=== Registration

Register for the conference online at:


The deadline for early registration is 1 August 2011.

=== Travel Grants and Student Grants

There is some funding available for travel grants.  See the website for 
details.  The deadline for travel grant applications is 8 July 2011.

Students are encouraged to participate in the conference.  Funding is 
available to support some students in related disciplines (Library and 
Information Science, Computer Science, etc.) to participate in the 
conference.  See the website for details.  The deadline for student 
grant applications is 20 July 2011.

=== Organising Committee

* Janine Dunlop, University of Cape Town
* Pascal Hoba, Association of African Universities
* Thuli Khoza, NRF
* Patricia Liebetrau, University of Kwazulu-Natal
* Pateka Matshaya, University of the Western Cape/CHELSA
* Elsabe Olivier, University of Pretoria/NDLTD
* Reggie Raju, Stellenbosch University
* Hannie Sander, University of Johannesburg/CHELSA
* Daisy Selematsela, NRF, Conference Chair
* Ina Smith, Stellenbosch University
* Heinrich Spingies, NRF
* Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Programme Chair
* Felix Ubogu, University of the Witwatersrand/CHELSA
* Henda van der Berg, NRF

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