Dealing with the Dynamic -- Archiving Dynamic Thesis and Dissertation Documents and Elements in this Era of Great Change
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Scholarly output is no longer limited to print format. For academia, the adoption of new technology is integral to all aspects of the university experience, from recruitment, to class projects, to the archiving of ETDs and other scholarly work. For universities to thrive, they must adopt and stretch the boundaries of technology. Along with such adoption comes the growing pains of cataloging and preservation of several new ETD formats. What kind of metadata can be created to best explain the newest projects? What platforms exist that will handle the needs of documenting these new technologies? Presented here are some of the innovative ETDs that have been accepted for graduation requirements, as well as ideas about how they are cataloged and archived.