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ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) All theses and dissertations are now submitted in electronic format and preserved by
the library for the campus. These are permanent research records for the university.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) ETDs and project theses produced by our students.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) Institution no longer collects print copies.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) Mandatory electronic submission since 2004; currently digitizing 17,000+ legacy
print theses. More than 400 ETDs produced each semester. Theses and dissertations
are the primary example of the quality of graduate programs at the university, and it
is imperative that they be preserved.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) Theses and Dissertations that are produced by our graduate students, which
document the intellectual history and activity of the institution.
ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) We have managed a collection of ETD’s for several years and the graduate school is
now moving toward mandatory ETD submission.
Licensed materials As stewards, we believe in supporting efforts to capture licensed materials such as
scholarly journals.
Licensed materials Electronic-only e-journals deposited for copyright.
Licensed materials Journals and other material licensed from vendors.
Licensed materials Many years’ worth of several thousand electronic journals published by numerous
major scholarly publishers, including all backfiles for Elsevier and Springer.
Licensed materials Over 90,000 unique ejournal titles and over 800 databases. The library’s financial
commitment is significant, the resources are accessible to all users 24/7. Users
identify ejournals as the most important library materials for their research, teaching
and study in the LibQUAL+® surveys.
Licensed materials Scholarly journals acquired through database subscription, important to preservation
of and ongoing access to the scholarly record.
Licensed materials We have a huge investment in licensed collections and wish to preserve access
based on the license, should the vendor no longer support the material.
Mass digitized collections Given that HathiTrust contains an enormous number of digital assets reformatted
from research library collections, it is important that this corpus of work be
collectively preserved long term by libraries. Again, investing in the preservation of
this content is our only way to guarantee continued access to this information in the
future.
Moving images NLM’s historical film collection.
Moving images We have a great deal of archival film and video material within Special Collections
that is in danger of deterioration due to age and instability of it’s binding elements.
This material is significant for preservation due to unique content, patron demand,
and high risk of analog masters deteriorating.
Moving images We have built a video conversion lab and are currently improving our ability to
digitally preserve video.
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