1) it is optional, not required (the ProQuest deposit is required); and
2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.
Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis is required. If an embargo is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ with the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office (contact Terri Eastin).
All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
However, you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about.
After about a day, your submission will be "published" or "posted", making it available to the Internet; you will get another email to that effect, and your submission can no longer be changed--by you.
If further changes are needed, these can be made by sending a revised file to the administrator < firstname.lastname@example.org > requesting replacement of the current online version. DO NOT RESUBMIT YOUR THESIS / DISSERTATION. That creates duplicate records, confusion, wasted effort, frustration, sadness, tears, and causes kittens to get sick.
Finally: Congratulations; you are almost there. Click the "Submit your paper or article" link at the bottom of the gray box at left. Follow the instructions. You should be able to copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) most fields.
You are the sole author; your advisor is not considered a co-author.
Your institution is "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (not "at Lincoln" or ", Lincoln"). Do not leave it blank; then the administrator has to fill it in, and he is tempted to make it something silly.
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When you reach the question "Was this submission previously published in a journal?", just skip that part.
Be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom. Files upload at the rate of about 5 Mb per minute, so if you have an ungodly large file, it may take a bit of time. If your file exceeds 40 Mb, think about reducing its size--there are many ways; Google "reduce pdf file size" to find some.
Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.
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Dynamic Data Management In A Data Grid Environment, Björn Barrefors
Routing Optimization in Interplanetary Networks, Sara El Alaoui
REMOTE MOBILE SCREEN (RMS): AN APPROACH FOR SECURE BYOD ENVIRONMENTS, Santiago Manuel Gimenez Ocano
Transforming C OpenMP Programs for Verification in CIVL, Michael Rogers
On Problematic Robotic Thresholds, Adam K. Taylor
Enabling Distributed Scientific Computing on the Campus, Derek J. Weitzel
Bandwidth Estimation for Virtual Networks, Ertong Zhang
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GENERALIZED ARC-CONSISTENCY ALGORITHMS, Olufikayo S. Adetunji
DNN: A Distributed NameNode Filesystem for Hadoop, Ziling Huang
INVARIANT INFERRING AND MONITORING IN ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, Hengle Jiang
Autonomous Aerial Water Sampling, John-Paul W. Ore
Measuring Autonomy And Solving General Stabilization Problems With Multi-Agent Systems, Rasheed A. Rajabzadeh
POWER MANAGEMENT IN THE CLUSTER SYSTEM, Leping Wang
A Methodology and Tool for Concurrent Fault Injection, ZhongYin Zhang
Decentralized Collision Avoidance, Jayasri K. Janardanan
Online Ecosystems in Software Development, Corey J. Jergensen
FastLane: Flow-Based Channel Assignment in Dense Wireless Networks, Dane N. Seaberg
Algorithms for Grid Graphs in the MapReduce Model, Taylor P. Spangler
Solving the Search for Source Code, Kathryn T. Stolee
Test Advising Framework, Yurong Wang
Directed Test Suite Augmentation, Zhihong Xu
Data Mining of Protein Databases, Christopher Assi
Statistical Software Properties: Definition, Inference and Monitoring, Javier A. Darsie
Modeling of Yeast Pheromone Pathway using Petri Nets, Abhishek Majumdar
Routing over the Interplanetary Internet, Joyeeta Mukherjee
Identification of TCP Protocols, Juan Shao
A Unifying Approach to Behavioral Coverage, Elena Sherman
OFFLINE OPTIMIZATION OF ADVANCE RESERVATION OF BANDWIDTH OVER DYNAMIC CIRCUIT NETWORKS, Pragatheeswaran Angu
Polygonal Spatial Clustering, Deepti Joshi
Efficient Traffic Crash and Snow Complaint GIS System, Anthony B. Ngo
Identifying Horizontal Gene Transfer Using Anomalies In Protein Structures And Sequences, Venkat Ram B. Santosh
Ontology for Psychophysiological Dysregulation of Anger/Aggression, Swathi Vasanthapuram
A Reservation-based Smart Parking System, Hongwei Wang
CAMPUS GRIDS: A FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE RESOURCE SHARING, Derek J. Weitzel
Designing Software Product Lines for Testability, Isis Cabral
Agent Sensing with Stateful Resources, Adam D. Eck
Experimental Evaluation Of Transmission Link Characteristics In Body Area Networks, Apoorva Kiran Pandya
Channel Characterization for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks, Agnelo R. Silva
Managing Large Data Sets Using Support Vector Machines, Ranjini Srinivas
TESTING EMBEDDED SYSTEM APPLICATIONS, Tingting Yu
Deployed Software Analysis, Madeline M. Diep
Classification, Clustering and Data-Mining of Biological Data, Thomas Triplet