This page is for the use of people interested in learning about the ProQuest electronic submission tool - UMI ETD Administrator.
Using this tool, authors of dissertations or theses can now publish with ProQuest without the need to produce paper copies of their work. Authors can submit their manuscripts to the appropriate institutional staff for review, approval and delivery to ProQuest in an efficient and cost effective way.
ProQuest has been providing delivery of dissertations and theses electronically since 2003. We have developed over 400 submission sites for institutions and expect to have a total of 500 completed by the end of 2012. The ProQuest UMI ETD Administrator is currently the most widely used submission tool.
Advantages of the UMI ETD Administrator:
All this is done at no cost to the institutions. The basic publishing fee is eliminated for authors whose institution uses the on-line submission tool.
Additional Advantages of the UMI ETD Administrator:
Proquest/UMI has the capacity to host web-based systems in a world-class data center. The benefits of leveraging ProQuest as the Applications Service Provider (ASP) are numerous.
ProQuest currently hosts its own and client web-based applications and has been doing so for over 8 years with monthly available uptime averaging over 99.5%.
The benefits of this model are especially applicable to organizations with