students who submit an electronic thesis or dissertation are required
to participate in the UMI Abstract publishing program. Each participant's
abstract will be published in the Master's Theses or Doctoral Dissertations
Abstracts publications. By signing the UMI agreement form for Abstract
Service, you are also authorizing ProQuest to produce copies on demand
for a fee. Author royalties are due when demand exceeds seven copies per
year, paid on an annual basis. You may request that UMI not distribute
your thesis or dissertation until further notice. A signed cover letter
stating this should be submitted with your Agreement form. An archival
microfilm master copy shall be produced from the electronic document (where
possible), which is retained in the UMI archive. For archival purposes,
UMI may require alternate storage media such as CD-ROM for use in situations
where multimedia submissions cannot be reproduced by conventional means.
Additional information can be found in the UMI Publishing Booklets.