Jeffrey Fisher on 18 Jul 2000 13:12:47 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Fw: and Publishing Rights

i went and looked for my dissertation in the umi database and didn't find
it. i'm sure they have it, since it was a requirement of submission that we
register dissertations at the time of submission, and i even ordered a
couple of bound copies on the spot from umi, which i received.

there are also listed in search results several dissertations which are
"unavailable through umi" or "unavailable through dissertation express"
(mine was not among these).

it may be that they've actually contacted authors for the rights, and they
simply never found me (since i've moved several times since graduation).

don't know, but it's curious.

> From: "Geneva J. Anderson" <>
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 20:43:19 -0700
> To: <>
> Subject: <nettime> Fw: and Publishing Rights
> summarized from the online writing (OWL) list regarding
> ( )
> does anyone on nettime have more information?
> Apparently contentville is selling reprints of articles and dissertations
> without? written permission from the authors.
> here's the gist:
> re: dissertations
> Graduate schools used UMI (now Bell & Howell) for a dissertation
> repository -- apparently a commonly-accepted, widely-followed practice.
> Bell and Howell, in turn, made a licensing agreement with
> That licensing agreement somehow allows contentville to
> sell dissertations. You can reach Bell & Howell and the dissertation
> department by finding information at or 1-800-521-0600.
> feels that dissertation authors should take this up with
> Bell and Howell. 
> re: articles. You'll need to check directly with contentville and/or your
> publisher for information. do a search on your name on
> and see if any of your articles show up for sale there.
> geneva anderson
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