The Libraries mission is to preserve and provide access to the research and scholarship of Virginia Tech's graduate students. Over 30,000 born-digital and scanned theses and dissertations are publicly available in VTech Works. VT ETDs may be accompanied by supplementary files in various media such as csv (data), audio, video, 3-D images, and other formats.
Virginia Tech's ETD policies and procedures (and the original ETD-DB software are publicly available. Guidelines for Virginia Tech's graduate student ETD authors can be found at https://guides.lib.vt.edu/c.php?g=547528&p=3756956
Virginia Tech has been a worldwide leader in ETD initiatives for more than 20 years. January 1, 1997 Virginia Tech became the first university to require online submissions for Graduate School approval. (Read a little ETD history.) Many, but not all, of our tpre-1997 traditionally bound theses and dissertations have been scanned and are also available in VTech Works.