Even after your work has been sent to ProQuest, you are the copyright holder.
A copy of your thesis or dissertation will also be kept at Digital Repository @ Iowa State University. Unlike ProQuest, DR@ISU is open access, allowing your work to reach a greater audience.
No. We will never ask you to transfer your copyright to us before depositing your materials in DR@ISU. The copyright will remain with its owner.
Additional graduate research is accepted in the repository. For more information, see: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/digirep_outreach/8/ or contact the Digital Repository as listed above.
Even though copyright privileges vest immediately upon creating your work, you may also choose to register your copyright. The Graduate College suggests this option if you plan on using your work to:
For more information on registering your copyright, contact the Graduate College, as listed above.
In addition to DR@ISU, a copy of your thesis will also be added to ProQuest's Dissertations and Theses database. Unlike, DR@ISU, ProQuest's database is paid for by subscription and will be accessible only to those with log in information. If you have questions about copyright related to ProQuest, please see this document. Still have questions? Contact the Graduate College at email@example.com.