ETDs, theses, dissertations
Theses and Dissertations at the University of Central Florida are a giant mess of a universe, consisting of galaxies of both print and electronic, undergraduate honors theses, and graduate theses and dissertations. We have a large galaxy of legacy, print-only theses and dissertations, the galaxy of retrospectively scanned theses and dissertations is growing slowly but steadily, and our born-digital theses and dissertation galaxy, started in 2004 (graduate) and 2011 (undergraduate honors), is maintained in two, soon to be three, different programs. This combination of galaxies has made it difficult for students, faculty, and librarians to search and use our universe of over 10,000 undergraduate honors theses and graduate theses and dissertations. This poster will demonstrate how we are working to streamline these galaxies into one, public-facing universe for all theses and dissertations, making them more visible to the wider community.
US Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Association
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Bottorff, Kerri and Dotson, Lee, "It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist: Navigating the Universe of Theses and Dissertations at the University of Central Florida" (2014). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 49.