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  1. In ETD Details, allow choice to display ORCID as https rather than http

    We do a lot of copy/pasting from the page, and need to use https for ORCIDs. Having an option for it to always be there would be helpful.

    3 votes

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  2. upload multiple files at once

    When we register decisions, we often attach multiple documents to our emails for students (such as formatting notes and the various paperwork they need to complete) so that they receive this all at once as part of their ETD processing.

    Currently, you have to browse/select/attach each individual file. A multifile upload option so that we could select multiple files to upload at the same time would be greatly appreciated.

    1 vote

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  3. Add email address field for ETD Advisor

    Add a field to the ETD Admin Advisor form to capture the advisor's email address

    5 votes

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  4. Allow Custom Specific instructions for IR publishing options page

    Allow custom text to be added to the top of the IR publishing options page, as is currently an option for the University IR Agreement page

    5 votes

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  5. Allow items from a single order to be shipped to multiple addresses

    Currently, all bound copies ordered during the ETD Admin submission process must be shipped to the same address. Authors often wish to order copies for family members, academic advisors, etc., and have them shipped directly to the recipient.

    2 votes

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  6. Rich Text Editor

    It would be nice for the email composer/text editor in the Register Decisions section to be updated to be a rich text editor that would allow for at least bold, underline, list-items (bulleted/numbered), and the insertion of hyperlinks and images.

    Basic formatting tools would be great!

    5 votes

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  7. Send confirmation email when students submit revisions

    Confirmation emails are being sent to students who submit their manuscript for the first time. However, they are not currently sent any confirmation when they submit revisions. This is one of the most frequent questions I get regarding ProQuest ETD Admin. Students expect to get an email when they submit revisions because they got one the first time and may panic when they do not. If this can be added, it would relieve a lot of stress and confusion on their part and unnecessary work on our part. I know my predecessor requested it and I have also requested it…

    8 votes

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  8. Info in notification emails to etd admin administrators

    ETD school admin has requested that, in the email notifying them of specific publications, we include the name of the ETD site to which it was submitted. In the case of schools with multiple sites (ie, sites for different colleges/departments), this would be helpful to organize submissions.

    2 votes

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  9. Add authenticated ORCID iD functionality to ETD Administrator

    Currently, the form field for ORCID requires manual entry of an ORCID iD. This leaves room for error and typos, and does not allow for transfer of data between ORCID and the ETD system.

    ProQuest should build in an option for institutions to either use the Public or Member ORCID API to gather authenticated ORCID iDs along with the ETD submissions, thereby ensuring that the ORCID iDs collected are accurate.

    7 votes

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  10. Add field to indicate committee member role

    Add an additional field to the Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair and Committee Members forms to indicate the exact role of each Committee Member

    2 votes

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  11. "Other" option for IR embargo period

    Allow students to select a custom IR embargo length by manually entering the desired embargo period in the ETD Admin submission form

    2 votes

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  12. readers

    The second reader was Mike Stallard, PhD. The external reader was Mark Saucy, PhD.

    1 vote

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  13. Add a a saved default feature in the "Fields to include in the report" section for running reports.

    I would like to be able create a saved configuration option in the report section, so that I don’t need to select the fields I need each time I run a report

    6 votes

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  14. Customization of revision emails

    (1) The ability to make multiple boilerplates for revision requests. My revision requests are always related to 1 of 4 things, so every time I have to request revisions I paste in relevant info. Having a handful of customizable options (including being able to have different subject lines for each), so I could choose the relevant note from a list instead, would be very handy;

    (2) Automatic insertion of record info in the boilerplate subject lines. To avoid getting a ton of emails with identical subject lines, I edit the subject by hand. Automatically piping the author's surname (or, ideally,…

    11 votes

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  15. Allow deletion of records of certain status

    It's not uncommon for students to stop a submission in progress, and then when they return, start a new submission rather than continue the old one. It's also not uncommon, at my institution, for students to submit items that actually are not theses/dissertations (we have a different submission mechanism for those). Being able to completely delete these records (a check-box validation could be included) would be very handy.

    5 votes

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  16. Create a Student Checklist

    In addition to the checklist that admins use, it would be nice for the admin to be able to create a student checklist that the student must check off before a thesis/dissertation can be submitted for review.

    For example, our students must have included a signed title page in the manuscript, or they must have included a signed/dated institutional library release, etc. This “actionable” checklist can be a part of submission requirements that must be checked off by the student before the student is allowed to submit the manuscript for review. This will cut down on a lot of “decision”…

    2 votes

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  17. Adding additional Decision Statuses to Register Decision function

    It would be verify helpful to have more options that "Minor Revisions Required", "Major Revisions Required", and "Accept" as the Decision options. Having at least one option such as "ProQuest requirement complete; Additional requirements pending" is needed. Students quite often have requirements outside of the ProQuest system that must be completed before we can finalize their dissertation in the ProQuest system but they have already completed the revisions in ProQuest. When students see "Minor Revisions Requested" as the status on their already revised dissertation, it is extremely confusing to them.

    5 votes

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  18. Checklist Page-Check All Option

    On the checklist page, is it possible to add a "Check All" box option at the top of the page. It is time consuming and annoying to have to individually check off 25 boxes (for our particular list).

    9 votes

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  19. Frequently Used Phrases

    Many times, I find myself typing out the same formatting guidelines many, many times when sending revision information to students. It would be great if we could save commonly used text (including hyperlinks/images) that we could quickly insert into the email template.

    Even better would be to have the ability to save this text as rich text, so that we had a fully pre-formatted statement saved that we can then use without having to reformat it once it is inserted into the template.

    2 votes

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  20. ETD Author Writing Toolkit

    Add support for, or integration with, an author tool that would allow me to focus on creating quality content, and worry less about formatting.

    • provide base formatting templates, including customer "sanctioned" versions for my university
    • support for committed reviews of drafts
    4 votes

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