Speaker Prof. Dr. Edward A. Fox
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Department of Computer Science
Title "OAI, electronic Theses and Scholary Communication: The way to the Virtual University?"
Date 19.6.2000
Abstract Globally, the universe of universities is shrinking. Boundaries are disappearing, and in many areas there is sharing and cooperation among educational institutions and nations, aided in particular by the emergence of powerful digital libraries. In this presentation we explore the Open Archives initiative, a solution to the problem of interoperability of digital libraries. We explain how it supports sharing of electronic theses and dissertations, under the aegis of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. All this is set in the context of enhanced scholarly communication, leading to the Virtual University.

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