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  1. Status for inactive Admins

    I would like to remove inactive Admins (left university system, no longer in role, etc) from the available admins to assign ETDs to, but I can continue to see the history of the work that those inactive Admins performed.

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  2. Accommodate pre-2005 Submission & Acceptance Dates

    In the ProQuest proforma for thesis submission and acceptance, the date boxes only go back to 2005. I could not enter my date of 1999.

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  3. Leave Feedback Icon issues on a small screen

    I am currently using a laptop with a small screen, and frequently have two or more windows visible at one time. With the reduced window width, the leave feedback icon blocks part of the view of my application.

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  4. Provide more information on Creative Commons options to help Authors and Site Administrators determine which CCs are appropriate

    Creative Commons licensing can be very confusing for Authors. Having additional information to explain the various licenses, as well as university recommendations (if any), would be helpful.

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  5. Make tags visible to my whole team.

    I use the ‘tag’ feature to identify different graduation terms and those ETDs that should not be published until a later time. These tags make my work and groups of submissions easy to organize, but others in my office cannot see these same tags. You need to make the tags visible to all administrative users at one school so we can work together.

    8 votes

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  6. Allow Administrators to see uploaded copyright forms on the Summary Page.

    It would make it easier for me to make sure that students are submitting their supplemental copyright forms, if I could see it from the summary page instead of hunting through the tabs.

    4 votes

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  7. Allow students to communicate with the ETD Administrator within the ProQuest ETD Administrator

    Currently students need to direct questions regarding requested formatting changes outside the ProQuest ETD Administrator via an external email account. This requires the administrator to look in two different places (the PQ Administrator) and their email account to properly respond to formatting questions.

    5 votes

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  8. Assist in discovering relevant works, citations

    Add support for a citation networking tool that would aid me in my discovery and authoring process.


    • use filters to identify relevant citations

    • visualize citation network to show where my works are cited, what works are relevant to my studies

    • be able to export network information for standalone use

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  9. "At A Glance" Summary Of ETD

    It would be helpful to have a feature that provides a bit more information than an abstract, so that I can determine if a dissertation or thesis is of interest to me without needing to read the entire publication.

    Would contain things like
    - chapter summaries
    - thumbnails of tables or figures
    - key components/details of the publication

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