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The guidelines that apply to Virginia Tech's graduate students as ETD authors can be found at To search all Virginia Tech print and digital theses and dissertations, use the University Libraries ETD resource guide.Materials that are restricted to Virginia Tech only may be requested via your own university or public library's Interlibrary Loan program or through the VTech Works request form that appears when you try to access the item.This paper is informational in nature and explores the topic of ETD repositories.It provides information relevant to academic and digital librarians interested in including an ETD repository in their institution's digital library.You might also be able to obtain a copy of the work through Pro Quest's database of theses and dissertations.If you are on a Virginia Tech campus but are unable to find the pre-1997 thesis or dissertation you are seeking in VTech Works, you may also be able to order a physical copy from library storage.Welcome to the ETD collection of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.It was found that library administrators who implemented ETD repositories at various universities adapted their models to the needs of their institutions and their graduate students.ETD administrators made decisions about implementation models and software and hardware infrastructure in terms of human and technical resource allocation. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750810875458 Download as .