Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Metadata Workflow at Oregon State University Libraries

TitleElectronic Thesis and Dissertation Metadata Workflow at Oregon State University Libraries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBoock, M, Kunda, S
JournalCataloging & Classification Quarterly
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN0163-9374 print||1544-4554 online
Keywords{CATALOGING} of electronic information resources, {CREATIVE} Commons licenses, {DESCRIPTIVE} cataloging, {DIGITAL} preservation, {DUBLIN} Core, {ELECTRONIC} dissertations, {ETDs}, {INSTITUTIONAL} repositories, {LIBRARY} materials – Digitization, {MARC} formats, {METADATA}, {OREGON} State University, {OREGON} State University. Libraries, {WORKFLOW}
AbstractIn July 2005, the Oregon State University Libraries began accepting electronic versions of student theses and dissertations into {ScholarsArchive@OSU}, the library's institutional repository. By January 2007, all Oregon State University graduate students were required to deposit their final research. This article compares past processes and workflows for print theses and dissertations with the present workflow for electronic. We provide the rationale for changes and review the cost- and time-savings produced. We describe the changing roles of students, technicians, and librarians in the metadata process as well as the value of students describing their own work. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)