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1 ProQuest Dissertations and Master’s Theses Publishing February 2011

2 Agenda  Dissertation Publishing Program  ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis Database  Value Proposition for Universities  Electronic Theses and Dissertation Administrator Overview  Conclusion 2

3 Dissertation Publishing Overview  1938: University Microfilm (UMI) founded  Goal of preserving threatened scholarly resources and protecting vital information in anticipation of war  1951:Designated repository for national (US) collection of PhD dissertations  1999:Recognized by The Library of Congress as official repository of dissertations  Today: World’s largest repository of dissertations 3

4  Many top-ranked research universities – as defined by the Carnegie Foundation – work with UMI  Includes works by authors from more than 1,700 graduate schools and universities the world over  The number of new dissertations and theses published annually is over 70,000  Universities such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton have participated for more than 50 years  Recently universities such as Yale have begun contributing Master’s Degrees as well as PhD Dissertations to the program Scope of Dissertation Publishing Program 4

5  More than 3,000 libraries around the world subscribe  Including 70% of the world’s top universities  Notable universities include: Customers - Harvard University - Yale University - Princeton University - University of Chicago - Stanford University - Oxford University - University of Paris - Peking University - University of Hong Kong - University of Queensland 5

6 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Collection 6  World’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with 2.7 million graduate works  Includes dissertations and master’s theses from 1861 to the present  More than 99% of US doctoral-producing institutions use our publishing service

7  For 70 years, millions of researchers have looked at PQDT to find the latest graduate research  ProQuest provides dissertation citations to all major field or subject specific indexes, for example ChemAbstracts, PsycINFO, ERIC, ABI/INFORM, etc.  Global access – ProQuest publishes the world’s most widely used PhD and master’s theses research tools  Maximizes discoverability – More than 200,000,000 searches in 2009 alone!  ProQuest is a non-exclusive publisher  Author keeps their copyright 7 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Collection

8  A published dissertation/thesis with an ISBN provides new scholars with a legitimate, citable c.v. entry—often their first—at a critical juncture in their careers  The UMI collection of dissertations and theses provides an external, running record of an institution’s graduate/scholarly productivity  Confers legitimacy on a graduate’s works by publishing the title with a world-recognized organization 8 Legitimacy & Recognition

9 Exposure & Dissemination  Researchers from Undergrads, Post Grads to Faculty : a great resource, peer reviewed reliable content on a vast array of subjects. PQDT receives 200 million searches per year!  Graduates: looking for theses subjects – discover if the work they are considering embarking on has already been written  Graduate School Selection: Students use PQDT to determine where to pursue graduate studies  Career/Academic Counseling: Counselors and academic advisors use PQDT as a resource to guide students through research and career planning processes  Recruitment Tool: Companies and Universities use PQDT to recruit students and faculty 9

10 Now – NO FEE to participate  ProQuest has eliminated the fee to participate when using the UMI Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Administrator – send dissertations and theses for publishing at no charge  UMI ETD Administrator is a no-fee web based submission and management system.  Each ETD Administrator site is customized specifically for the university  Over 350 universities use the UMI ETD Administrator to submit dissertations and theses to ProQuest 10

11  Easy for administrators / universities – Administrators log on to do degree clearance, review and manage submissions, communicate with students by , and send on to ProQuest.  The system keeps track of all actions – No more paper to store, keep track of, and ship!  Great for libraries – Free delivery of the pre-print to libraries, which can be used in a library’s institutional repository. Key Advantages of the ETD 11

12 Through a simple step-by-step process, each student can upload his or her graduate work and all relevant information. The administrator for your school is alerted when each student submission is complete, and has the opportunity to review all information before sending the submission to ProQuest. Student Submission Process: 7 Easy Steps 12

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14 The Administrator Role Every ETD Administrator site will have one primary administrator, and depending on the size and needs of your university, you can add additional administrators as well. The administrator is alerted when new submissions are completed, and must review each submission before they are sent to ProQuest. Submissions can be sent individually or in batches. The administrator can also have the prepublication version of each submission dropped of at a university FTP site for loading into an IR. 14

15 Site Administrator Model – for review, approval & delivery 15

16 Site Administrator Model – for review, approval & delivery 16

17 Site Administrator Model – for review, approval & delivery 17

18  ProQuest will create your university’s customized site to determine if the ETD Administrator is right for you. No obligation to use site once it is created.  For questions or additional information, contact: Marta.Lee-Perriard, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing Sign up NOW 18


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