This group brings together a network of interested ETD professionals in the Western Region, specifically in the State of California. We invite persons responsible for or interested in Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) to contact us to join the conversation. We seek to address issues important to the ETD community, increase ETD knowledge of its members, provide information on how to increase productivity through the sharing of “best-practices,” provide networking and learning opportunities, advance the ETD professional role, establish standards, promote ETD open access, and more.