While many institutions have historically submitted to ProQuest, the digital environment is causing institutions to rethink their dissemination options. Already Harvard, MIT, Virginia Tech, Louisiana State University, University of Tennessee, and California Institute of Technology have elected to make submission to ProQuest optional and Stanford is in the process of moving from ProQuest to Google. California Polytechnic State University and the University of West Florida have never submitted to ProQuest. The University of Florida is now requiring only the submission of abstracts to ProQuest.
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