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January 13, 2003 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ProQuest Introduces Electronic Dissertation Submission System

ProQuest Company's Information and Learning unit, in conjunction with The Berkeley Electronic Press (http://www.bepress.com), has developed a Web-based application for the submission, review, and approval of electronic theses and dissertations. The new automated system, which will be made available free to graduate schools, is expected to improve and speed the dissertation publishing process for graduate students, faculty, and graduate schools.

The new system allows a graduate student to upload an approved dissertation into the publishing system, where it is automatically reformatted into Adobe PDF and sent directly to the graduate school. There, the document is reviewed for compliance with graduate school policy and format. Using an administrative tool, the graduate school reviewer can accept the document or request formatting revisions. The author is automatically notified by e-mail of the actions taken.

Once the thesis is accepted, the document and all relevant data are delivered to UMI Dissertation Publishing and to the university library for expedited processing, cataloging, and posting. The service is available now and is being rolled out to graduate schools throughout the year.

Source: ProQuest Information and Learning



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