Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Worldwide Initiative Oct 29

The School of Library and Information Science and Professor Padmini Srinivasan have invited Dr. Edward Fox from Virginia Tech University to speak about the future of electronic theses and dissertation. Also on

Thursday, October 29
2:00-3:15 p.m.
Second Floor Conference Room 2032, Main Library

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. He has been (co)PI on over 100 research and development projects. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught over 72 tutorials in more than 25 countries. He has given more than 60 keynote/banquet/international invited/distinguished speaker presentations, about 145 refereed conference/workshop papers, and over 250 additional presentations.

In the 1980s he was project director for the Virginia Disc series of CD-ROMs as well as for VPI&SU work on interactive digital video. He was editor for the Morgan Kaufmann Publishers book series on Multimedia Information and Systems. He also serves on the editorial boards of Information Processing and Management, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Journal of Universal Computer Science, and Multimedia Tools and Applications. He served as Chairman of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. He has co-authored/edited 13 books, 95 journal/magazine articles, 41 book chapters, and many reports. These are in the areas of digital libraries, information storage and retrieval, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, computing education, computational linguistics, CD-ROM and optical disc technology, electronic publishing, and expert systems.

Professor Fox’s visit is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the School of Library and Information Sciences to train digital librarians for the 21st Century.  If you have questions please contact Vicki MacLeod at 335-5707.