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Author Vigna, Katherine, author.
Title The development of an electronic thesis and dissertation system for California State University, Northridge / by Katherine Vigna.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2011.

 Electronic Book  QA76 .Z95 2011 V54eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 90 pages) : charts, some color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 90).
Summary The CSUN Electronic Thesis and Dissertation System (ETD) is a web application designed to replace CSUN's paper-based thesis approval workflow and facilitate the digital archiving of theses. This case study presents a description and analysis of the ETD design and implementation process at CSUN. By doing so, it seeks to extend the existing literature on ETD systems- which focuses largely on the process of policy and technology adoption- to address some of the software engineering and development challenges involved in technology creation within a public university setting. Through this analysis, the case study finds that the cultural and organizational issues involved in technology adoption at a university significantly impact how software should be engineered, designed, and implemented. Based on the experiences of CSUN's ETD development team, a successful software implementation must incorporate flexibility into its code and architecture to meet evolving workflow needs; emphasize usability to ensure user acceptance; and follow an engineering process focused on refining requirements and being responsive to stakeholder needs.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on December 13, 2011).
Subject Database design.
Electronic dissertations.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Computer Science.
Related Names California State University, Northridge.
OCLC number 849959323