If my dissertation will be published electronically through UIC Indigo, why am I required to accept the ProQuest/UMI agreement?
All students depositing an ETD at the University of Illinois at Chicago are asked to read and agree to the UIC Indigo deposit agreement. Basically, your agreement to this non-exclusive license allows UIC Indigo to make your ETD available according to the release option you choose during ETD submission and to make backup copies of your ETD or to migrate it to future file formats as necessary for preservation purposes. Students retain the copyright to their own work.
Follow the instructions below to redeem the access code found in the Pearson Learning Solutions Student Access Kit that was packaged with your book.
Click the Register link to register your Pearson Online Solutions Student Access Code. For additional assistance registering, . No course ID is required.
5. What do my ETD fees cover?
All ETD authors are charged a $20.00 Archiving Fee to support access to and maintenance, and preservation of their ETDs by Virginia Tech.
6. When will my ETD be available online?
Upon approval by Graduate School, ETDs become immediately available in the according to the level of access selected on the ETD Approval Form. Restricted and withheld ETDs are released after one year unless the author contacts the Graduate School in writing requesting a one year extension.
12. Can my withheld or restricted ETD be released before the year is up?
Yes, both the author and his/her committee chair should email the Graduate School () with their permission to remove the restrictions.
UIC Indigo is the digital repository for research and scholarship produced at the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC Indigo collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Further information about and in general.
If your thesis contains information considered to be sensitive or restricted, you may need to embargo your thesis for a period of time before it can be made Open Access or in some cases, apply a restriction for a longer time period. Before you submit the electronic version of your thesis, you should read the information on what is considered sensitive or restricted information, below, and contact if you need further advice.
If you wish to apply for an embargo you should select this option on the thesis upload form when you submit your electronic thesis to Apollo. The maximum period you can request for the initial embargo of your thesis is 6 months. While the thesis is in the repository under embargo, any requests for a copy of the thesis go directly to you as the author to allow or refuse this request at your own discretion. We will contact you by email 1 month before the embargo is due to expire to ask if you wish to extend the embargo by a further 6 months (up to a maximum of 24 months in total) or if you wish to lift the embargo and make your thesis Open Access. Any embargoes on your thesis are automatically lifted at the end of the full embargo period of 24 months. Please note that some funder requirements mean that the maximum embargo period could be limited to 12 months, the Office of Scholarly Communication will advise if this is the case for your thesis when we contact you.
After acceptance and once all the requested corrections are done, the secretariat of the faculty gives the new doctor an imprimatur. The next steps are:
In most cases the embargo period is limited to a maximum of two years from the date of submission of the electronic thesis. In some cases it may be appropriate to put a restriction in place after the initial 24 month embargo period, but such requests will be considered by the Office of Scholarly Communication on a case by case basis. If your thesis contains commercially or otherwise sensitive or restricted information and you need a longer embargo period, you should email and explain the reasons you are requesting this. If you are granted a further restriction after the initial embargo period, the restriction will not be lifted until it is judged that no damage will be done by making the information publicly available. Generally the University will agree to reasonable restrictions placed by candidates on their theses. However, if a requested restriction does not fall under one of the exemptions set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000, access may have to be granted on demand.
The sets out the types of sensitive information to which legally-enforceable restrictions may be applied. The University of Cambridge is bound by this Act. It may decide to apply restrictions to other types of information, including theses deposited in the University Library or Departmental and Faculty libraries, but they are not legally binding if not falling under the Act.