ETD-db Providing Access and Managing Your ETD Workflow Gail McMillan

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ETD-db
Providing Access and Managing Your
ETD Workflow
Gail McMillan
Digital Library and Archives
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Addressing Our Constituencies’ Needs
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses
 Students
 Faculty
 Graduate School
personnel
 Library personnel
 Researchers
 Using any computer
 Internet connection
 Web browser
 Enter and update info
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Virginia Tech’s ETD-db System
 Hardware
 Dual-processor Sun Enterprise 250 with 384Mb of
RAM
 18Gb drive for theses and dissertations
 Software
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Solaris
Apache
MySQL (Oracle, Postgres)
Perl
 Customize it with local Perl programmer
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Author ETD-db Interface
Using a standard web browser
 Password authentication
 Existing university user accounts
 Enter title page info into form
 Upload files
 Make changes until approved
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Graduate School ETD-db Interface
 See submitted/waiting ETDs
 Make changes
 Email authors and advisors
 Add another email address
 Clearly indicates
 Waiting for author input
 Author has responded
 Approve and add to live collection
 Appropriate level of access based on author’s
submission form
 Make changes
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Cataloger ETD-db Interface
Using a standard web browser
 List of ETDs waiting
 Already available to public
 No delay to user access
 Sees title page info
 Catalogs ETD
 Flagged as finished cataloging
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System Maintainer ETD-db
Interface
 Update ETDs already approved
 Change level of access
 Searchable by title page info
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End-user ETD-db Interface
Using a standard web browser
 Searchable by title page info
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db/ETD-search/search
 Browse
 Author’s last name
 Author’s department
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ETD-db
http://lumiere.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db
 Download copy as used at VT
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db/developer/download/
 Documentation current
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db/developer/
 Customize it with local Perl programmer
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ETD-db/developer/install.html
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ETD-db
Providing Access and Managing Your
ETD Workflow
Gail McMillan
Digital Library and Archives
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu
Virginia Tech
[email protected]
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