Ottenheimer Library recently completed the digitization of 82 dissertations written by UALR graduates. These dissertations are now available online as part of the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) Database.
Since 2008, UALR students have routinely submitted copies of their theses and dissertations to ProQuest for inclusion in the PQDT Database. While this new research has been made available online, works completed prior to 2008 have previously only been available in the library’s special collections for in-library use.
To increase the accessibility of UALR student research and the visibility of the university’s graduate programs, the library contracted with ProQuest to microfilm and scan older dissertations. Of the 325 pre-2008 UALR dissertations in special collections, the library received permission from 82 authors to submit their works. Once permission was granted, the library sent the dissertations to Ann Arbor, Michigan for microfilming, scanning and inclusion in the database.
The dissertations are now available online and free of charge to UALR students, faculty, and staff via the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. The list of recently digitized titles is also available at the library website.