This paper examines the increasing trend of universities to pursue electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs. Although the goal of most programs is similar, procedural variations impact a program’s long-term success. As primary research generators, responsibility for providing long-term access to unique materials must be borne by universities. However, this responsibility is in conflict with many ETD program goals, such as increased access and ease of production.
Teper, Thomas H. and Kraemer, Beth, "Long-term Retention of Electronic Theses and Dissertations" (2002). Library Faculty and Staff Publications. 20.