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Q: How can we have our ETD collection harvested by NDLTD?

Follow the instructions at Help Build NDLTD Global ETD Search.

Q: Do we have to be NDLTD Members to have our ETD collection harvested?

No. NDLTD is an Open Access organization dedicated to making theses and dissertations as widely available as possible, regardless of individual or institutional membership.

By becoming an NDLTD Member, you sponsor NDLTD’s mission by funding travel grants for students and administrators from developing countries to attend NDLTD conferences, other awards programs, research support, and some administrative costs (which are minimal, because we are an all-volunteer organization). NDLTD membership does carry some tangible benefits. Please consult Membership Benefits

Q: Do I have to be an NDLTD Member to search the NDLTD Union Catalog?

No. NDLTD is an Open Access organization dedicated to making theses and dissertations as widely available as possible, regardless of individual or institutional membership.

By becoming an NDLTD Member, you sponsor NDLTD’s mission by funding travel grants for students and administrators from developing countries to attend NDLTD conferences, other awards programs, research support, and some administrative costs (which are minimal, because we are an all-volunteer organization). NDLTD membership does carry some tangible benefits. Please consult Membership Benefits

Q: How do I search the NDLTD Union Catalog?

NDLTD makes its Union Catalog available to any service provider interested to provide its own search interface to the Union Catalog. For up-to-date information on service providers, please consult Find ETDs.

Q: Do I need a password to use the NDLTD website?

When you become a member, the NDLTD member-management system issues login credentials. These allow you to manage your personal and/or institutional profiles and to renew your membership online. These login credentials do not give you access to any hidden information. NDLTD is an open-access organization dedicated to the free dissemination of research. NDLTD is primarily a forum for academics and librarians to discuss ETD issues, either online or at yearly conferences. NDLTD does provide the Union Catalog, a harvesting service for ETDs. The Union Catalog is available for anyone to use. For up-to-date information on service providers, please consult Find ETDs.

Please send suggestions for other questions to include in this FAQ to admin@ndltd.org.

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