Overview of content related to 'virtual research environment' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14729/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=john%20maccoll&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>by <a href="/issue32/theses-dissertations#author1">John MacColl</a> considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>‘ETDs’ is the acronym widely used in the US to stand for ‘Electronic Theses and Dissertations’. The father of the ETD movement, Professor Ed Fox of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), explains the acronym as containing an implicit Boolean ‘OR’: ‘ETs’ <i>OR</i> ‘EDs’ equals ‘ETDs’. This makes for a very convenient shorthand, whereby a digital object which is either an electronic thesis or an electronic dissertation can be referred to as ‘an ETD’.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article john maccoll british library jisc oai robert gordon university university of edinburgh daedalus archives bibliographic data born digital cataloguing data database digital library digitisation dissemination ejournal electronic theses eprints file format html infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl research schema search technology software url virtual research environment web services xml xml schema z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 891 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk