Welcome to the FLETD Group!


The vision of the Florida ETD group (FLETD) is to be a leader in the field of electronic theses and dissertations within the state of Florida and to serve as a model for statewide ETD associations throughout the nation.

Our mission is to provide a network of support for ETD professionals in the state of Florida, and to connect them with organizations and resources that enrich the work they do. Through a commitment to advancing open access, FLETD strives to increase ETD submission at institutions throughout the state. FLETD provides a forum for ETD professionals to support one another by offering opportunities for professional development and growth and by facilitating communication and the sharing of best practices. We, the members of FLETD, strive to continually improve the capabilities of our members to serve and enhance their understanding of the field and use of the latest technology.

We hope to see you this fall at USETDA 2016!

The Florida Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Group (FLETD) is a nonprofit association established in May 2011 by a network of interested ETD professionals in the State of Florida. Membership is open to persons responsible for or interested in Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD). The Association seeks to address issues important to the ETD community, increase ETD knowledge of its members, provide information on how to increase productivity through the sharing of best practices, provide networking and learning opportunities, advance the ETD professional role, establish standards, promote ETD open access, and more.

The USETDA will hold their 6th annual conference September 26 – 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Ohio ETD Association and OhioLINK. USETDA Conferences are an excellent educational opportunity for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs, graduate students and scholarly communications. Registration is now open for the USETDA 2016 Conference. The Early-bird member rate is only $169 (through August 15th) and the hotel conference rate is $149 per night. Complete registration information is available online.

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The state of Florida was well represented at the USETDA 2014 Conference held in Orlando, Florida from September 24-26. With 28 participants from universities across the state as well as the Florida Virtual Campus, our state definitely made its presence known!