For overview of the process of receiving, fiching, binding, cataloging, see Theses Process (below)
Beginning 2011, separate records for online and print versions of theses became standard practice. From 2003-2010 most titles have separate records. Additionally, Geology theses including undergraduate projects, have separate records. Older theses can be one record for the print version, with an 856 41 for the online on the one record. That record then has both a holding (UNDSC/THES4) with an item for the print and a holding for the online (UNDRS/WWDIG) with a portfolio.
Create one record with a convention of 533 with Microfiche copy. There are 2 constant data records. There are no new microfiche being created as of 2011 and in many cases back to 2004.
Processing of UND Master's Theses and PhD Dissertations
Student writes the thesis or dissertation. The process is managed within Proquest Dissertation software between the student, the advisor, and the Graduate School.
Upon completion a digital archival copy is delivered to our dark archive. Proquest sends an email listing bound copies of theses to be delivered to the library.
Occasionally, the library will receive copies to be cataloged for Geology or Music.
Master's Theses and PhD Dissertations
The archival copy is labeled and sent to Special Collections. The online version is cataloged. A copy is available in Commons and from Proquest Dissertation abstracts. Both URLS (856) are included. If there is a print copy for Geology (GTHES) it is cataloged
Independent, Honors, Graduate theses
These are generally print copies, but may also be digitized in Commons.