Dissertation Options: Open Access, Creative Commons, Copyright Registration, and More
When uploading your dissertation using ProQuest’s submission system, you will be asked to make choices that determine how your dissertation can be accessed. The site’s Publishing Information instructions direct you to select the options that best fit your interests and scholarly publishing obligations. To do this, you need to understand what each choice involves. Please join us to discuss these options and consider questions such as these:
- What are the benefits of including my dissertation in the University’s open access repository?
- What is a creative commons license?
- Is it a good idea to apply for copyright registration?