Upcoming Lecture, "Promises and Perils of Electronic Theses and Dissertations" -School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, January 15, 2010

Upcoming Lecture, "Promises and Perils of Electronic Theses and Dissertations"

Monday 15 February, 4:30-6:00p.m. at Posner Center

Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students are the target audience for an upcoming lecture, "Promises and Perils of Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Monday, Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. at Posner Center.

Effective this year, the University Libraries will publish Carnegie Mellon theses and dissertations electronically in the university's online repository, Research Showcase[Link]. Graduate students and faculty advisors who attend this lecture will better understand how to prepare and what to expect as Carnegie Mellon implements digital publication of theses and dissertations.

Shawn Martin speaks from direct experience with electronic theses and dissertations at the University of Pennsylvania, which has put theses and dissertations online since 2005 and whose ScholarlyCommons repository utilizes Digital Commons software from Berkeley Electronic Press, the same as our Research Showcase.

In an effort to reach the largest possible audience, the lecture will be webcast and the video archived for future viewing as needed.

More about Research Showcase [Link]
Scholarly Communications at Carnegie Mellon[Link]

NOTE: Shawn Martin's presentation launches the new Scholarly Communications Forum, co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Office of Legal Counsel. The Scholarly Communications Forum replaces and continues the Authors Rights & Wrongs lecture series (2007-2009).

Cindy Carroll
412-268-2793 fax

Dean's Office, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Pittsburgh PA 15213

By: from Cindy Carroll, Dean's Office, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries