1 Lee S. Shulman, “Doctoral Education Shouldn’t Be a Marathon,” Chronicle of Higher Education,
Chronicle Review, April 4, 2010, http://chronicle.com/article/Doctoral-Education-Isnt-a-/64883/
2 For an overview of institutional practices and policy issues, see Joan K. Lippincott, “Institutional
Strategies and Policies for Electronic Theses and Dissertations,” EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
ECAR Research Bulletin, 2006, no. 13 (June 20, 2006): 1–12,
3 Presentations from the annual, international ETD conferences are available at
http://www.ndltd.org/events_and_awards/conferences; an article providing a good overview of
international developments is Haya Asner and Tsviya Polani, “Electronic Theses at Ben-Gurion
University: Israel as Part of the Worldwide ETD Movement,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 8, no. 2
(April 2008): 121–139,
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/toc/pla8.2.html (login required).
4 The authors thank Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator, CNI, for her assistance with
developing, implementing, and analyzing the survey, and Sharon Adams, Administrative Assistant,
CNI, for her assistance with the survey administration.
5 Charles B. Lowry, “ETDs and Digital Repositories—A Disciplinary Challenge to Open Access?” portal:
Libraries and the Academy 6, no. 4 (October 2006): 387–393,
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/toc/pla6.4.html (login required).
Additional resources addressing this issue are available on the NDLTD Web site at
6 Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, NDLTD ETD Awards,
7 Diane Goldenberg-Hart, “Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement,”
ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 256 (Feb. 2008): 1–8; see also the presentations available for the fall 2007
ARL-CNI forum on this topic. Goldenberg-Hart’s report and the forum presentations are available at
8 Council of Graduate Schools, PhD Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student
Success (Washington DC: The Council, 2010),
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