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Input to Implementation: Simplifying Thesis and Dissertation Submissions

The Libraries has simplified the process of submitting Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertations, reducing student costs by $66, and saving student and staff time. The new process uses ProQuest’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations Administrator [ETD], which provides convenient online submission and reduces steps in the submission process.

By working with ProQuest, the Libraries maximizes opportunities for Drexel research to be discovered by other researchers.  The Libraries provide online access to doctoral dissertations via Drexel's institutional repository, iDEA, through a new process that integrates with the ETD tool.

Implementation of this new process began on February 4, 2013, and more information is available on the Libraries’ website.  Financial savings are a result of reduced binding charges. Planning and rollout of this improvement was done in collaboration with the Provost's Office and the Office of Graduate Studies.

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