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Call For Papers

The past decade has witnessed rapid development of various tools and techniques that are deployed in the effective and efficient management of ETDs. The Program Committee of the 26th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2023, invites you to submit your proposals for papers.

ETD 2023 is organized by the Information and Library Network Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India during October 26-28, 2023. It will be an invaluable symposium for deliberations and exchange of ETD experiences from various parts of the world. It will also provide an opportunity to connect and understand best practices followed by professionals. The organizing committee welcomes proposals from libraries, library and information science professionals, students, faculty members, and all other interested parties. Organizing committee invites extended abstract form the interested professionals as per the guidelines.



List of Sub-Themes

The theme of ETD 2023 is ENRICHING ETDS AND THEIR REACH. The Programme Committee proposes to explore each of the following themes through the programme; however, it is not limited to the proposed themes:

  • Managing ETDs
  • ETD Metadata Lifecycle
  • ETD and Open Science
  • Research Data Repositories (RDRs)
  • Bibliometric Analysis of FAIR ETDs
  • Libraries Beyond Institutions
  • ETD Meta Archive
  • Analytics of ETDs
  • Discoverability of ETDs
  • Other Issues Related to ETDs
  • Case Studies and Best Practices

Guidelines for Extended Abstracts (800 - 1200 Words Max)

The length of the Extended Abstract should not be more than 800-1200 words on A4 size with standard margins. Papers should contain full name, affiliations along with e-mail of author(s), abstract, keywords, author biography, and references properly cited in the text of article as per (ETD referencing style)  APA 7 referencing style. The paper submitted should be an un-published document. While the copyright for the paper would belong to the author, NDLTD organisers reserves the right to host a copy of the papers in its institutional repository in open access.

Background: Provide a brief overview of the importance of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and how they have evolved over time. You may want to highlight the advantages of ETDs , such as increased accessibility and ease of sharing.(200 words max)

Objectives: State the specific goals and objectives of your research related to ETD production, hosting, and metadata. This may include evaluating the effectiveness of different ETD platforms or exploring ways to improve ETD metadata standards. (200 words max)

Methods: Describe the methods you used to conduct your research, including any data collection and analysis techniques. For example, you may have conducted surveys or interviews with ETD stakeholders, or analyzed data from ETD repositories. (300 words max)

Results: Present the main findings of your research, including any key trends or insights you uncovered. (200 words max)

Conclusion: Summarize the main points of your research and explain the implications of your findings for ETD production, hosting, and sharing. You may want to consider the broader implications of your research for the field of digital scholarship and scholarly communication. (200 words max)

References: Include a list of any sources you cited in the extended abstract and use APA 7 referencing style. (max. 5 references for the abstract)

Overall, the extended abstract should demonstrate your expertise and contribution to the field of electronic thesis and dissertation production, hosting, and sharing with metadata. It should also clearly articulate the relevance and significance of your research to the conference theme.

All extended abstracts must be submitted electronically, as a .DOCX,.RTF,.ODT file, and uploaded on https://etd2023.inflibnet.ac.in/ The direct link for submission is https://etd2023.inflibnet.ac.in/submission/. The submissions should be formatted with double-spaced, single-column pages using at least 10 pt. size fonts on A4 size with standard margin in APA style format. The submissions are related to the themes listed above; however, the conference Programme Committee will also consider submissions on any other aspect of ETDs. The language of the conference will be English.

Extended Abstract will be considered for review and inviting to the Conference. Accepted Abstracts will be requested to present in the Symposium and also to be enhanced as full papers to publish In the popular ETD Journal. Organisers are also trying to bring out the conference proceedings in soft copy as well as in Print along with the Abstract.