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Subject: FW: ETD2003 Announcement and Second Call For Papers
From: Eriksson Jörgen <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:52:32 +0100

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Subject: ETD2003 Announcement and Second Call For Papers

Dear Collegues,

could you help me posting this announcementgs to your local mailing
lists, where ETD2003 may be of interest!
Thank you very much!

Best Regards,Susanne.
11 November 2002

Announcement and Second Call for Papers

ETD2003: Next Steps - Electronic Theses and Dissertations Worldwide

On behalf of Humboldt-University Berlin and NDLTD we would like to
invite you to the "Sixth International Symposium On Electronic Theses
and Dissertations" being held at the Humboldt-University in Berlin,
Germany from 21st May until 24th May 2003.

The symposium is the 6th in a series of annual conferences organised by
the "Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations" (NDLTD - ).

The NDLTD initiative is an open federation of currently 149 member
universities and supporting organisations, such as research institutions
or private companies. NDLTD's activities are focused on universities,
libraries, faculties, and graduate students in order to support
authoring, indexing, archiving, dissemination, and retrieval of
electronic theses and dissertations worldwide.

ETD2003 is the first conference that will take place outside the USA.

The event will be supported by the NDLTD steering committee, the UNESCO,
the Soros-Foundation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German National Library (Die
Deutsche Bibliothek) and DINI, the German Initiative for Networked

The Scope of ETD2003 will not only be to demonstrate new developments in
the field of electronic theses and dissertations but also to encourage
even more universities around the world to become a part of NDLTD and to
promote free access to scholarly electronic documents in the sense of
the Budapest Open Access Initiative. (

The Berlin symposium will focus on establishing new cooperation and
explore common approaches and challenges to the topic of scholarly
electronic publishing especially of electronic theses and dissertations.
It will also aim to raise awareness of the educational and service
aspects and to describe current activities to progress thinking in this

Along the conference we plan to organise workshops covering special
aspects of ETDs. For beginners we will also offer a range of different

We invite you to submit proposals that address any of the following or
related issues.
• Training and author education issues
• Issues and challenges for libraries
• Long-term preservation of ETDs
• Intellectual property rights and digital rights management
• Technical standards and implementation strategies
• Multimedia applications: technical management and training
• Towards a global digital ETD library: networking and retrieval
• Examples, goals, possibilities and limitations of international
• Publisher's perspectives

If you are interested in giving a presentation, a tutorial or a talk
within a workshop, or contribute a poster please submit your paper via
the electronic submission page of the ETD2003 website at until 15. January 2003. We expect
abstracts with 100 - 300 words.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Peter Schirmbacher
([log in to unmask] ) or Susanne Dobratz
([log in to unmask] ).

We hope you will take part at this conference and find new ideas,
friends, and sources for professional development and that ETD2003 will
be a forum for all of us to shape and define our agenda for the 21st

We have a limited budget to that allows us to give participants from
Eastern European, Asian and African countries support for their travel
expenses. Interested participants may apply for support by email to Dr.
Peter Schirmbacher or Susanne Dobratz.

If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact the organisation
committee at [log in to unmask] or look for more useful
information in our Conference Web-Sites. .

Dr. Peter Schirmbacher
Chair ETD2003 Conference Organisation Committee


Susanne Dobratz
Electronic Publishing Group
University Library / Computing Centre     email: [log in to unmask]
Humboldt-University at Berlin            phone: 49+30+2093-2475 / 3274
Dorotheenstr. 1                          fax: (0)49+(0)30+2093-2959
10099 Berlin                             www:

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