Welcome To the VT ETD-db

Welcome to the starting point for all information regarding the VT ETD database. This site will include help files, frequently asked questions, as well as development and implementation resources.

About the ETD-db

The ETD database is a series of web pages and perl scripts that interact with a MySQL database. These scripts provide a standard interface for web users and researchers, ETD authors, graduate school personnel, and library personnel to enter and manage the files and metadata related to a collection electronic theses and dissertations.

The ETD database (ETD-db) was developed at Virginia Tech as a joint project between the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, the Digital Library and Archives (a division of the University Libraries), and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. The software was developed Anthony Atkins and currently maintained by Paul Mather, and is available free of charge to members of the NDLTD.

For more information about the ETD-db, please read the text for ETD developers below and visit our ETD developer pages.

Public Links

Browse the VT ETD-db
Browse through the database of available ETDs.

Search the ETD-db
Search the database of available ETDs.

Author Links

Help for authors.
General and page-specific information for authors using the submission process to add their ETD to the database.

Log In
Submit a new ETD or modify a previously uploaded ETD.

Staff Links

A username and password are required to use these links

Review Submitted ETDs
Review, modify, delete, and approve submitted ETDs.

Manage Available ETDs
Modify, delete, and change the availability of available ETDs.

Manage Withheld ETDs
Modify, delete, and release withheld ETDs.

Developer Links

ETD database development
Resources for developers implementing their own ETD databases. Includes information about the technologies used to implement the ETD-db. Also includes software and hardware requirements as well as instructions on downloading and installing your own copy of the ETD-db.

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