We are very pleased to announce that nominations for the ETD innovation and leadership awards are now being accepted.
The Nomination deadline is May 31, 2016.
The Innovation Award is open to current students completing a thesis or dissertation.
Innovative ETD Award (closed)
The intent of this award is to support current graduate students in the creation of innovative ETDs. We anticipate students will use the award to assist in the purchase of specialized software, computer equipment or other technical support needed in the production or publication of their ETD. Nominations for this award should indicate how the award would support the application and integration of renderings, photos, data sets, software code or other multimedia objects in the student’s ETD.
- A prospective thesis or dissertation may be nominated by a representative (e.g. administrator, faculty member or librarian) of an institution that is a member of the NDLTD.
- Each NDLTD member may submit up to 2 nominees. In addition, a student from a member organisation may submit a self-nomination.
- The nomination should include their approved thesis proposal, along with a brief statement about how the work will use technology to enhance the presentation of the research in the forthcoming ETD.
- The resulting ETD must be distributed online as open access upon publication.
- Students must provide an ORCID ID upon acceptance of the award.
- There may be up to three winners in this category.
- Each winner will receive $1,000 dollars (USD).
- Winners are required to record a video acceptance message (approximately 2 - 3 minutes) that may be presented at the annual symposium’s awards ceremony and distributed online, or provide an acceptance message in writing (500 words or less).
Nominations may be made through the following online form: http://goo.gl/forms/LfISsu5ccl
ETD Leadership Award (closed)
This is open to individuals whose leadership and vision has helped raise awareness of the benefits of ETDs and whose efforts have improved graduate education through the use of ETDs. Nominations should include details about the individual's ETD related activities and how the nominee's leadership has made significant advances in the area of ETDs at the local, regional, national or international levels.
- The nominator or nominator’s institution must be affiliated as an NDLTD member.
- There may be up to two winners for this category.
- Each winner will receive international honorary recognition.
- Each winner will receive up to $500 reimbursement to attend the annual symposium.
- Winners will also receive complimentary registration to the annual symposium in the year of award.
- If a winner is not a member of the NDLTD or associated with an institution which is not a member of the NDLTD they will be eligible for a 1 year complimentary (personal or institutional) membership.
- Winners are encouraged to do one of the following:
- prepare and deliver a 3-5 minute acceptance speech to be presented at the annual symposium’s awards ceremony if they will be in attendance.
- record a video acceptance message (approximately 3-5 minutes) that may be presented at the annual symposium’s awards ceremony and distributed online
- or provide an acceptance message in writing (500 words or less).
Nominations may be made through the following online form: http://goo.gl/forms/cRz6T1mf5O
James MacDonald, MLIS
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Awards Committee Chair
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Geoffrey R. Weller Library
University of Northern British Columbia