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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