—Fast, worldwide interest spurred countries and
organizations of the impact of theses and dissertations in
electronic format; hence, the conception ETD. Regarded
valuably in the research arena for data management, ETD
mushroomed swiftly in developed countries. Compared to
developing countries, isolated initiatives exist in few scholarly
writings demonstrating some successful attempts while some
projects are in its infancy stage if not chaotic. Aside from the
concerns on intellectual property rights, findings in this review
demonstrated the problems that emerged as consequences of
the integration and collaboration of ETD projects that were
designed and developed individually. This literature review
aimed to show the emerging global concepts that could be used
as benchmark for ETD initiatives to developing countries such
as the Philippines.
—ETD, challenge, goals, review of literature.
Terry Ann C. Cayabyab is with the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Boulder, CO 80305 USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Terry Ann C. Cayabyab, "A Review of Emerging ETD Initiatives, Challenges and Future Developments," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 772-777, 2015.