As part of an IMLS grant for ETD Lifecycle Management, I'm charged
with developing a cost model and I'd like to be able to consider the
most current information available.
Have you estimated or established costs for your institution's ETD initiative?
I estimated some of Virginia Tech's costs in the late '90s
[http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/data/setup.html] so they are sorely
out of date. A few other institutions have also put their information
online (e.g., Waterloo) but all I've located are somewhat dated also.
If you have any information or any pointers, I'd really appreciate
hearing from you.
I'll be happy to share what I learn through the listserv. But we'll
also be sharing our findings and seeking input at various venues over
the course of the 2-year grant (e.g., Texas ETD and US ETD
conferences this spring).
Thanks for you help. Gail
Director, Digital Library and Archives
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu (540) 231-9252
University Libraries, Virginia Tech