NDLTD Announces ETD Award Winners for 2008
ETD Awards sponsored by Adobe Systems
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 2008 Symposium, to be held this year at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 4th - 7th.
ETD Award Winners
Heather Forest / Inside Story: An Arts-Based Exploration of the Creative Process of the Storyteller as Leader. Doctoral Dissertation: Leadership and Change; Antioch University, U.S.A.
File description: 27 files; pdf, mp3 (audio narratives).
Michael Klassen / Voice Map Trekking. Master’s Thesis: Landscape Architecture; University of Manitoba, Canada.
File description: 3 files; pdf, html, etc. (associated Web site files).
Richard M. Schippling / Public Housing Redevelopment: Residents' Experiences with Relocation from Phase 1 of Toronto's Regent Park Revitalization. Master’s Thesis: Community Planning; University of Waterloo, Canada.
File description: 2 files; pdf, mov (full length film documentary).
Aaron Steele / Collective Behavior in Chemical Systems. Doctoral dissertation: Physics; West Virginia University, U.S.A.
File description: 28 files; pdf, avi (movies), various related software code files.
Ana Torres / The 3 Pigs: Interactive Performance. Master’s Thesis: Visual Arts; West Virginia University / U.S.A.
File description: 102 files; pdf, wmv (movie), jpg (photograph archive).
Justin Tickhill / The Virtual Pig Head: Digital Imaging in Cephalic Anatomy. Master’s Thesis: Biological Sciences; Ohio University, U.S.A.
File description: 13 files; pdf, mov (computer animations of tomography).
Innovative Learning Through ETDs
Colin Macduff / An Analysis Of The Development Of Family Health Nursing In Scotland Through Policy And Practice. Doctoral Dissertation: Family Health Nursing; The Robert Gordon University, Scotland (UK).
File Description: Multiple (pdf, html, etc.); Includes integrated Web site including thesis files, academic publications, errata and feedback form.
“Colin Macduff offers an important analysis of one of the most radical new roles in community nursing in the last quarter of a century. It is insightful, independent, informative and illuminating”. [Professor William Lauder, University of Dundee].
Susan Copeland / Senior Information Adviser (Research); The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland (UK). Dr. Copeland is largely responsible for ETD developments in the United Kingdom and she has influenced activities in this area in Europe. She has also worked extensively on international projects with the NDLTD and the American Library Association.
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/
4 April 2008
John H. Hagen, NDLTD Board Member and Awards Committee Chair