[Web4lib] OpenETD, management software for electronic theses and dissertations, available from the Rutgers University Libraries

Grace J. Agnew gagnew at rci.rutgers.edu
Fri May 14 14:17:52 EDT 2010

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:



Grace Agnew
Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Library Technical Services Building
47 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603

gagnew at rci.rutgers.edu
PH: (732) 445-5908
FAX: (732) 445-5888

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