Dissertations are longer than journal articles and cover their topics more comprehensively. Familiarity removes this obstacle.
Paper dissertations are not like published books that exist in hundreds or thousands of copies benefiting from the LOCKSS principle.
They feel that their own reputations are on the line, almost as much as yours is. This frees referees to criticize powerful authors of flawed articles --but it also frees referees to trash powerless authors of brilliant articles. With a merged repository, there's no danger that the ETD repository will become the poor cousin to the eprint repository, or vice versa, skimping on features or technical support.
Dissertations are not well indexed. You know what I'm building up to, but let me get there step by step. But note that it's the future book that's Phase Two; the dissertation is still Phase One. Phase Three is to reform copyright law in order to reduce permission barriers.
I didn't even have to put the videos online; I just put them on reserve in the library for the rest of the semester. The OA repositories themselves give a good sense of the numerator, or the number that are actually OA at a given time.
The message should be: But if so, the incentive to make it significant, adult, and public comes from a future employer, not from the institution that assigned, supervised, and approved the research. They undergo a review that is sufficiently rigorous to make them good, or to make them worth disseminating and using.
They're available for purchase, but difficult to evaluate before purchasing. Writing a dissertation is a lot like entering the wilderness alone, fasting to delirium, killing a wild animal, and then returning to civilization where one is welcomed as an adult.
Their consent is even easier to obtain than the consent of faculty members, since dissertations are already subject to the terms and conditions of the university. They could also require students who publish articles before finishing their dissertations either to retain key rights or to give up hope of using the articles in their dissertations.
Deans should only approve temporary delays and make them as brief as possible. Beyond education, the university can use its policies to counteract this bad advice.
By contrast, your dissertation was vetted by your faculty committee for months or even years. Their authors lose no revenue by consenting to OA.
They could also require deposit in the repository without requiring OA. The largest obstacle to mandatory electronic submission and OA for ETDs seems to be faculty opposition. This frees referees to criticize powerful authors of flawed articles --but it also frees referees to trash powerless authors of brilliant articles.
See my story on this above. If I had the text in digital form, I'd certainly want to make it OA through a suitable repository, but I honestly couldn't tell you whether that would violate the agreement I signed with UMI back in First, I only support mandates that are conditions on voluntary contracts.
These arguments apply even more easily to grad students than to faculty: Most universities that encourage or require electronic submission also encourage or require OA.
And they're not yet salami-sliced into meaningless or trivial snippets. Moreover, your name is rarely associated with the published or rejected work, and rarely known to the authors or readers. It's been part of the ETD movement since the beginning. I quoted her above: We can use the same solution that we used for students who fear the Ingelfinger rule.Open Access Theses.
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