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  1. Automatic delivery of scheduled ETDs

    Allow Administrators to schedule delivery of etds and have them sent to ProQuest automatically on the scheduled date.

    12 votes

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  2. 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).

    11 votes

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  3. 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    I use the ‘tag’ feature to identify different graduation terms and those ETDs that should not be published until a later time.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.

    11 votes

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  4. Allow changes to the delivery address after work is submitted for publishing

    Allow students to change their delivery address through the ETD site, before submission is delivered for publishing.

    10 votes

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  5. Add degree date filter for reports

    Date Submitted is a current filter, but Degree Year and Month filters would be more help to us when running a report of ETDs delivered to our IR.

    8 votes

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  6. Support for Undergrad Capstone Submissions

    Allow ETD Administrator to handle undergrad capstone submissions. Make changes to remove Masters and Doctoral teams, workflows to reflect undergrad requirements.

    8 votes

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  7. 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.

    8 votes

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  8. Change name prompt to "name as appears on title page"

    This would be useful to libraries that use reports to aid with cataloging.

    7 votes

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  9. Configurable 'Register Decision' Options

    'Email decision letter to Administrators' to be unchecked by default on the 'Register Decision' page.

    7 votes

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  10. Add note advising students not to use institutional email address

    Students sometimes enter their institutional email, which often expires very soon after graduation. Requiring an address that isn't from the institution (via some kind of validation), or at least reminding them to use one, would be very helpful.

    7 votes

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  11. 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.

    7 votes

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  12. Customize embargo reasons in drop-down menu

    As an ETD administrator for my institution I would like to be able to create embargo reasons for my IR that align with the standard reasons we recognize at our institution. In the dropdown "reasons" menu, it would be useful to be able to customize this list of reasons.

    7 votes

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  13. Assign to me option on Assign Administrator page

    Assign Administrator page: We have a long list of administrators to scroll through as we search for a name to assign. Please add “Assign to me” option at the top of the list for efficiency.

    6 votes

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  14. Limit Degree Date Month options

    Degree Date Field during student submission: allow to edit the options in the Month dropdown to include only certain months. Our school confers degrees only in the months of November, March and May. Having all months listed allows for errors as students may choose the wrong month and then it needs to be corrected.

    6 votes

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  15. Prevent student from submitting ETD if embargo is requested and and embargo document isn't uploaded to the submission

    Some schools require students to upload a signed approval form to the Administrative Documents page when requesting a ProQuest or IR embargo. These institutions would like to have a rule making upload of the Administrative Document required iff the student has requested an embargo.

    6 votes

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  16. 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

    6 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Allow administrators to add to the Department dropdown menu

    At the moment, as far as I can tell, administrators have to contact ProQuest to add tot he Department dropdown menu that students choose from. It would be useful to be able to add options there myself.

    5 votes

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  19. Allow changes to degree name after work is submitted for publishing

    Allow students and administrators to change the degree name if a wrong degree is selected.

    5 votes

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  20. Put checklist and decision on the same page

    Generally, our decision is based on the checklist--doing both from the same page would be helpful.

    5 votes

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