ETD Guide/Introduction/Purpose, goals, objectives of ETD activities

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The underlying purpose of ETD activities is to prepare the next generation of scholars to function effectively as knowledge workers in the Information Age. By institutionalizing this in a worldwide program, progress can be made toward tripartite goals of enhancing graduate education, promoting sharing of research, and supporting university collaboration. Particular objectives include:

  • students knowing how to contribute to and use digital libraries;
  • universities developing digital library services and infrastructure;
  • enhanced sharing of university research results; and
  • ETDs having higher quality and becoming more expressive of student findings.

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