NDLTD Announces ETD Award Winners for 2007

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) consortium is pleased to announce this year's award winners.  The awards recognize students who have written exemplary electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  These ETDs demonstrate new dimensions of scholarship being explored by individuals who have made significant contributions to the worldwide ETD movement.

The Awards Program includes several categories of appreciation.  The Innovative ETD Award recognizes student efforts to transform the genre of the print dissertation through the use of innovative software to create cutting edge ETDs.  Use of renderings, photos, video and other multimedia objects that are included in the electronic document were considered as part of the innovation of the work. The Innovative Learning through ETDs Award recognizes a student whose professional life has been enhanced by the ETD process. Finally, the ETD Leadership Award recognizes members of the university community 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.  The awards will be presented at the ETD 2007 Symposium, to be held this year at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, June 13th - 16th.

ETD Award Winners

Innovative ETD

Luane Ruth Davis Haggerty / Adjusting The Margins: Building Bridges Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures Through Performance Arts.  Doctoral Dissertation:  Leadership and Change; Antioch University, U.S.A.
File description: 
File description:  pdf, .mov video.
URL: http://www.ohiolink.edu/etd/view.cgi?acc_num=antioch1166037841

Tomasz Kosalka / Decision Making Through the Simulation of Centralized and Decentralized Distribution Storage Systems.  Master’s Thesis:  Industrial Engineering; West Virginia University, U.S.A.
File description:  7 files; pdf, xls, computer simulation files.
URL:  https://eidr.wvu.edu/etd/documentdata.eTD?documentid=4527

Julie Lassonde / Performing Law.  Master’s Thesis:  Law; University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
File description:  1 file; html, jpg, mp4 video.
URL:  https://dspace.library.uvic.ca:8443/dspace/handle/1828/117

Pravin Pillay / Samsara Unlimited: Towards an Ecology of Compassion.  Master’s Thesis:  Visual Art, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
File description:  html, jpg.
URL: http://www.alhackconcepts.com/ubcapp/samsara_intro_table.html

Pete Souza / A photojournalist on assignment.  Master’s Thesis:  Journalism, Kansas State University, U.S.A.
File description:  pdf (high resolution digital photography).
URL:  http://krex.ksu.edu/dspace/handle/2097/254

Annemie Van Den Heever / Field Public Space Infrastructure.  Master’s Thesis:  Architecture; University of Pretoria, South Africa.
File description:  11 interlinked files; pdf.
URL:  http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02162007-161618/

Innovative Learning Through ETDs

Pravin Pillay / Samsara Unlimited: Towards an Ecology of Compassion.  Master’s Thesis:  Visual Art, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
File description:  html, jpg.
Web Site URL: http://www.samsaraunlimited.com

ETD Leadership

McMillan, Gail.  Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A.
Gail has been instrumental in putting together the NDLTD consortium and launching the first required ETD program in the world.  Her resume is available at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/staff/gailmac/Gailshp.html.

Schirmbacher, Peter.  Professor of Information Sciences, Goettingen State and University Library.
Peter has greatly helped to shape the NDLTD profile and to establish the NDLTD as an important player in the ETD community of Germany and Europe. His resume is available at http://www.cms.hu-berlin.de/schirmbacher/.

The NDLTD wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the generous sponsorship of the ETD Awards Program by Adobe Systems, Inc.  Additional information about the NDLTD is available at http://www.ndltd.org/

15 May 2007
John H. Hagen, NDLTD Board Member and Awards Committee Chair