Rutgers Releases Application for Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Fri, 2010-05-14 16:26 -- Anonymous (not verified)

From Kalaivani Ananthan, Digital Library Applications Manager, Rutgers University Libraries
Piscataway, NJ The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of OpenETD, a web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). OpenETD is the open source release of the Rutgers University Libraries’ RUetd application and will be maintained on the RUetd annual release schedule. Releases will include fixes for known problems and recommendations for enhancements received from internal projects and from the user community at large.
OpenETD can be used as either a standalone ETD submission system, or it can be implemented as a component of an institutional repository by using its METS/XML export functionality. Using the METS/XML export functionality, native to OpenETD, implementers can export acquired ETDs to their local institutional repositories for preservation and presentation purposes. Highlights of the software include UTF-8 compliance, configuration and administration support for multiple graduate schools, status notifications for student users, support for supplementary files, graduation reports, automated page and margin validation, and UMI/Proquest delivery support.
To learn more about product features, to view the license, and to download the application, please visit:
http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/open/projects/openetd/index.php

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