The Evolving Dissertation Landscape: A Conversation with Proquest
A Futures Initiative Open Session
Monday, December 1, 1pm EST
Graduate Center Library, room C 196.05
Livestream: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live (coverage begins a few minutes before the event)
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a discussion with Austin McLean, ProQuest‘s Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing. This discussion will build on questions raised during our recent What Is a Dissertation? event.
The format and make-up of dissertations and theses are vastly different than when ProQuest began making them available in 1939. How is ProQuest providing services to universities and authors in the digital age? What value can ProQuest add in an open access world? What happens to dissertations and thesis when ProQuest makes them available? Can ProQuest accept dissertations in non-PDF formats? Please join Austin McLean, Polly Thistlethwaite, and Futures Initiative fellows as we discuss the history of dissertation indexing, what ProQuest does for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and how those digital dissertations are going to be catalogued.
Featuring: Austin McLean, Director, Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing, Proquest
with Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Co-Sponsored by The Graduate Center Library, The Futures Initiative, JustPublics@365
Bring a lunch; coffee provided.