IR@UF :: Theses and Dissertations


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IR@UF :: Theses and Dissertations
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Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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Curator tools
Data Management
Data Curation
Theses and Dissertations


At UF, each digital collection is under the purview of one or more Curators or Program Directors, with collaborative support from the Head of Digital Development & Web Services and/or Digital Humanities Librarian. For scholarly digital projects and archives, teaching faculty partner and collaborate with Curators/Program Directors following the processes for their collections. This documentation provides an overview on the IR@UF for theses and dissertations ( ETD, ETDs, born-digital, retrospectively digitized, PILOs or projects in lieu of, and undergraduate Honors theses ).

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Page 1 of 1 Overview T he UF Libraries support digital and digitized t heses and dissertations in the Institutional Repository or I R@UF These ETDs, or electronic theses and dissertations, are included in the ETD D i gital Collection within the IR@UF : The ETD Digital Collection i ncludes theses and dissertations from many sources with differing workflows for graduate theses & dissertations graduate project theses, and undergraduate theses. G raduate T heses & D issertations Born digital graduate theses & dissertations Theses & dissertations e lectronically transferred from the Graduate Editorial Office Related and s upplemental data, s ubmitted by graduate students using the self submittal form o Graduate Editorial processes are optimized for the textual dissertation and the s i s formats, m aking data non optimal. In order to ensure support for the critical, related and supplemental data files, graduate students are referred to the self submittal form for sub mitting th eir data: o The D i gital Humanities Librarian supports q uestions on the se data f iles. Retrospectively digitized (re born digital) graduate theses & dissertations R etrospective dissertation digitization policy: R etrospective dissertation digitization database: Project in l ieu o f thesis or PILOs 1 In 2009, a subcommittee of the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Committee met with faculty and staff from the advising offices and libraries that support the College of Fine Arts and the College of Design, Construction and Planning. The subcommittee addressed the need to fill the gap in digitization of terminal projects in programs within these colleges. Because these students produce projects rather than standard thes es, they fell outside the normal processing of the Graduate Editorial Office, the body responsible for current electronic theses and dissertations. T o better serve this segment of the student population on behalf of the libraries, t he IR@UF began accept ing copies of these projects in Spring 2009. Submission process for new and prior : Undergraduate Theses Undergraduate Honors Theses In Fall 2 013, the Honors Program and Libraries began planning for ingesting all existing digital these s currently stor ed with the Honors P r o gram and to establish a new workflow (likely following the PILO workflow) for n ew theses 1 o/