For more in depth information about copyright generally, visit the UC Copyright site.
As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier.
To learn more about the policies at your campus, visit your graduate division website on dissertation and thesis requirements: Some campuses allow students to elect their own embargo; others require approval from graduate advisors or administrators.
To learn more about the potential problems or advantages of choosing an embargo, you can read this memo from Rosemary Joyce, the Associate Dean of the Graduate Division of UC Berkeley: Students writing dissertations or theses most commonly have questions about their own copyright ownership or the use of other people’s copyrighted materials in their own work.
To search the index of projects or access the collection, contact the Visual Resources Curator.
This collection includes both graduate and undergraduate projects.You automatically own the copyright in your dissertation or thesis as soon as you create it, regardless of whether you register it include a copyright page or copyright notice. Those who do register their copyrights do so because they value having their copyright ownership officially and publicly recorded.Getting a copyright registered is required before you can sue someone for infringement.If you decide to register your copyright, you can do so Incorporating the works of others in your dissertation – such quotations or illustrative images – is often allowed by copyright law.This is the case when the original work isn’t protected by copyright, or if the way you’re using the work would be considered fair use.By contrast, Pro Quest, the world’s largest commercial publisher of ETDs, charges a fee to make an ETD open access.Institutions worldwide have moved toward open access ETD publication because it dramatically increases the visibility and reach of their graduate research.The libraries have a nearly complete collection of Berkeley doctoral dissertations and a large number of Berkeley masters' theses.World Cat Dissertations UCB access only Covers all dissertations and theses cataloged in World Cat, a catalog of materials owned by libraries worldwide.Read More Pro Quest, a leader in educational technology, has named Pep Carrera as President of its Books business unit.…The majority of dissertations in the UC Berkeley Libraries are from UC Berkeley.