Using DSpace for Publishing Electronic Theses and Dissertations


  • James Halliday
  • Randall Floyd



OR2010, Customisation, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


The IUScholarWorks Repository is a DSpace-based institutional repository for the dissemination and preservation of Indiana University's scholarly output. Some time ago, our team made a decision to incorporate electronic theses and dissertations (ETD's) into our DSpace repository, and this created several technical challenges for us. Getting ETD's into DSpace is a challenge that a number of institutions have tackled recently, and several innovative solutions have been found, such as Vireo, the ETD submission management tool from the Texas Digital Library. However, we were faced with a number of requirements in our ETD workflow that had not yet been encountered by other institutions, and required some interesting solutions. In this proposal, we will provide an outline for a presentation that will discuss these challenges, and the solutions that were envisioned. We will also provide an update on our current progress towards implementing our plans, and discuss the future work that is left to be done.