Director, Scholarly Communication and Dissertation Publishing
This fall, for the first time in its 71 year history, the ProQuest / UMI Dissertation Publishing service did not charge authors or universities a publishing fee for e-submissions of master’s theses or PhD dissertations. This presentation offers a case study of ProQuest’s leveraging of cutting edge digital publishing technologies in order to lower costs and pass on those savings to customers. The presentation will also provide results from a recent survey conducted by ProQuest about perceptions of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), including the need to clarify issues related to copyright registration and dissertations. This program continues CNI’s active participation in the ETD movement, which has been ongoing since the early 1990s.