ETD+ Toolkit: Training Students to manage ETD+ research outputs

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The ETD+ Toolkit is a Google Drive Open Curriculum package that is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

The ETD+ Toolkit provides free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. It has been designed as a training series to help students and faculty identify and offset risks and threats to their digital research footprints.

What it is:
An open set of six modules and evaluation instruments that prepare students to create, store, and maintain their research outputs on durable devices and in durable formats. Each is designed to stand alone; they may also be used as a series.

What each module includes:
Each module includes Learning Objectives, a one-page Handout, a Guidance Brief, a Slideshow with full presenter notes, and an evaluation Survey. Each module is released under a CC-BY license and all elements are openly editable to make reuse as easy as possible.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Dr. Katherine Skinner
Sam Meister
Dr. Martin Halbert
Dr. Tyler Walters
Michael Witt
Dr. Christopher “Cal” Lee
Gail McMillan
Dwayne K. Buttler
Amy Jo Barton
Holly Mercer
Carly Dearborn
Gabrielle Michalek
Michael Boock
Mike Furlough
Austin McClean
Eli Windchey
Joe Swanson Jr.
Zhiwu Xie
Rachel Howard
Cinda May
Kayla Siddell
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Educopia
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States - CC BY 3.0 US
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data archiving
Data backup
Data curation
Data management
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETD)
Published / Broadcast: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Educopia
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Type: 
Funding and sponsorship
Contact Organization(s): 
Educopia
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Librarian
Educator
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour