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Cmo publicar una tesis

doctoral o disertacin

Pedro Hpola
Universidad de Granada, Espaa
Publish or perish

Disertacin, tesis, trabajos de

grado, trabajos de posgrado,
Tesis para difusin, tesis como
La literatura gris
El movimiento Open Access
Web personal y
Bases de datos de tesis

Desde 1938 (UMI)... PQDT (ProQuest

Dissertations & Theses)
Repositorios ETD (electronic theses
and dissertations)
institucionales / colectivos /especializados
OATD (Open Access Theses and
Google Scholar
La preservacin

Open Access Theses and

Desde 1996
Recolector (harvester)
Protocolo OAI-PMH
CONTENTdm, Digital
Commons, DSpace, ETD-db,
Dissertation Dissemination - History

1938: University Microfilm (UMI) founded

- To preserve threatened
scholarly resources and protect vital
information in anticipation of war

1951: Designated national repository for

US collection of PhD dissertations

1999: Recognized by The Library of

Congress as official repository
of dissertations

Today: PQDT Global is the worlds

largest repository of dissertations.
Content is increasingly international.

Scope of Dissertation Dissemination via PQDT Global

Most top-ranked research universities in the US as defined by

the Carnegie Foundation submit their PhD dissertations and
masters theses to PQDT Global

Universities such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton have done so for

more than 50 years

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

close to 120,000

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Networked Digital Library of Theses and
Dissertations (antes National Digital Library
of Theses and Dissertations)
Desde 1996
Recolector (harvester)
Protocolo OAI-PMH
CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, DSpace,
ETD-db, EPrints...
Desde 2001 ETD-MS (ETD metadata
Redes de bibliotecas
Valores aadidos
Ways to add value to PhD theses (*)

1. Quality of content

2. Metadata (bibliographic description)

OAI Dublin Core, TEF format, NDLTD

standards for DC/MARC (ETD-MS), ProQuest

(*) Schpfel, J. (2013). Adding value to electronic theses and

dissertations in institutional repositories. D-Lib Magazine, 19 (3), 1.
Valores aadidos

3. Format
Searchable, open, and appropriate for
long-term preservation and intelligent
exploitation of the content
MS Office Word, Adobe PDF, XML, LaTeX,
Postscript or RDF

4. Interoperability
Valores aadidos
5. Services

Basic and advanced search facilities,

different browsing options, visualisation,
downloading, etc.

- Social media tools: interactivity, discussion forum and

- Federated search and more sophisticated discovery
- Usage statistics and metrics, citations
- Video with presentation of thesis
- Print on demand in book format
- Options for copyright protection or Creative
Commons licensing
- Preservation in multiple copies
Valores aadidos
6. Future-oriented ETDs repositories

7. Anticipating the transformation of

scientific communication

research results and datasets: video and

multimedia, images, spreadsheets, music,
non-textual formats: AV for video, mp3 for
music files.
legal condition of the deposit and
dissemination of datasets and other
privacy or confidentiality concerns
Valores aadidos
supplemental material as an
independent dataset and
interconnected to other data
available to the CRIS (Current
Research Information Systems)
standard formats: CERIF (Common
European Research Information
Format) unique identifiers:
- authors (PersID, DAI...)
- structures (OrgID)
- publications (RefID, DOI...)
(*) Schpfel, J. (2013). Adding value to electronic theses and
dissertations in institutional repositories. D-Lib Magazine, 19 (3), 1.
Why disseminate your theses via ProQuest?
For 77 years, millions of researchers have looked first to ProQuest to
find the latest graduate research

ProQuest provides thesis citations to all major subject indexes,

expanding the reach of your universitys research. Subject indexes
include Chemical Abstracts, PsycINFO, ERIC, MathSciNet,
ABI/INFORM, Wilson Art Index, Institute of Physics, etc.

Publishing with ProQuest maximizes discoverability of your

universitys research

ProQuest compliments and enhances the work that many

universities are doing with their Institutional Repository

ProQuest is a non-exclusive publisher

Authors retain their copyright


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