The diffusion of new media scholarship

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The diffusion of new media scholarship

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Title:
The diffusion of new media scholarship power, innovation, and resistance in academe
Creator:
Edminster, Judith Rhoades
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla.]
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Electronic dissertations ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- History ( lcsh )
Libraries and electronic publishing -- United States ( lcsh )
Digital libraries -- United States ( lcsh )
Academic libraries -- Technological innovations -- United States ( lcsh )
etd
electronic theses and dissertations
graduate education
rhetoric and composition
digital publication of research
Dissertations, Academic -- English -- Doctoral -- USF ( lcsh )
Genre:
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent) ( marcgt )
bibliography ( marcgt )
theses ( marcgt )
non-fiction ( marcgt )

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Summary:
ABSTRACT: Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are an evolving genre of graduate student research that is gaining widespread acceptance among universities in the international community. ETDs are also beginning to diffuse slowly among American universities; however, a number of issues continue to work against more rapid adoption among intitutions in the United States. This dissertation examines ETDs as an evolving electronic research genre by (1) historicizing the situated development of its predecessor, the traditional print dissertation, in nineteenth century German and American Universities; (2) reporting on the current state of the Networked Digital Library of Electronic Theses and Dissertations, an initiative of Virginia Polytechnic University; (3) analyzing ETDs as a technological innovation undergoing the diffusion process according to Emmet Roger's Diffusion of Innovation Theory; and (4) presenting the results of an ETD pilot project case study carried out at the University of South Florida.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of South Florida, 2002.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
System Details:
System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Digital object supplement.
General Note:
Title from PDF of title page.
General Note:
Document formatted into pages; contains 215 pages.
General Note:
Originally submitted in HTML and can be accessed at http://www.lib.usf.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-04102002-122814/unrestricted/default.htm
Statement of Responsibility:
by Judith R. Edminster.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
001432576 ( ALEPH )
49609240 ( OCLC )
AJL6123 ( NOTIS )
E14-SFE0000035-003 ( USFLDC DOI )
e14.35.3 ( USFLDC Handle )

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