Welcome to the Launch of ProQuest ETD Dashboard! The path to the dashboard began over four years ago as a skunkworks project - formerly known as Dissertations Dashboard - to provide insights into the reach and influence of Dissertations and Theses published on the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global platform. In 2019, we determined that with some updates, inclusion of older and international works and some new features, ETD Dashboard would be able to harness the value of usage data captured in PQDT to help School Deans and Librarians to understand and convey the value of their works that are published with ProQuest.
October 2021 v 1.5.0 (Major)
6/25/2021: The June 2021 v 1.4.0 release of the ProQuest ETD Dashboard includes the following enhancements and changes:• Added three new pre-configured Comparison Group Options: o Russell Group (https://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/) is comprised of 24 world-class, research-intensive universities based in the UK. o League of European Research Universities (LERU) (https://www.leru.org/) is a network of 23 leading European universities pushing the frontiers of innovative research. o National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) (https://www.nirfindia.org/Home) is a collection of the Top 10 Business schools, Top 10 Engineering, and Top 10 Overall research-intensive universities based in India.• Added a Data Refresh Notification that informs the user when the data set was last updated.• Added a Date element to the Hover Over Feature on the Historical Retrievals visualization, so that a user can easily discern which month the data point is associated with.• Updated the style on the Top Subjects visualization Hover Over feature to align with the style on other visualizations.5/20/2021: The May 2021 v 1.3.1 release of the ProQuest ETD Dashboard includes the following enhancements and changes:
- Added the capability to apply saved filter settings across all visualizations.
- Improved readability of text displayed in bubbles on the Top Subjects visualization by scaling the size of text relative to the size of the bubble and also suppressing text if it cannot fit within the bubble. If the text is suppressed, it will still be displayed when hovering over the bubble and the text is available in the .csv download.
- Accessibility improvements.
• Implemented standard ProQuest Login (Single Sign On), improving your experience when logging in or changing profile information. If you have existing ProQuest Login credentials, you will receive an email reminder to use those to log in to ETD Dashboard. If you do not have existing ProQuest Login credentials, we will create a ProQuest Login for you and transfer your existing ETD Dashboard credentials so that you will use the same email and password to log in. Of note, this change allows users to request a password reset in a self service manner, without requiring a ticket be submitted to ProQuest Support. If you have any questions, please refer to this FAQ or reach out at www.support.proquest.com.
• The "Change Password" function on the Account Details page on within the User Menu has been removed, and this functionality is not delivered through ProQuest Login.
• The "Email" field in the Account Details page is now grayed out and cannot be used to change or update the email associated with your account. This functionality was removed because email is associated with your ProQuest login. If you need to update your email. please contact www.support.proquest.com.
• Minor explanatory enhancements to messages where visualizations have no chart or no data displayed.
4/22/2021: The April 2021 v 1.2.0 release of the ProQuest ETD Dashboard includes the following enhancements and changes:
• Added the 10/30/50 menu at the top of the Retrievals By Any University visualization. This allows you to adjust the number of schools displayed.
• Added the orange User Voice widget in the lower left corner of the UI. The widget enables you to provide feedback and enhancement requests for consideration without needing to leave the page. Feedback and enhancements are then posted to ideas.proquest.com for viewing and voting by other ETD Dashboard users.
• Updated the ETD Dashboard logo and browser-tab icon.
• Resolved Retrievals By Country bug, enabling users to hover over countries to view retrievals data, and also updating country colorations/shading that indicate retrieval activity.
• Implemented cookie management functionality to improve security and privacy compliance.
3/1/2021: The February 2021 release of the ProQuest ETD Dashboard includes the following enhancements and changes:
• Added a link to "What's New" in the User Menu that links to the ETD Dashboard Release notes hosted on support.proquest.com.
• Added an "All Universities" option to the Comparison Group filter that is located on the right hand side of the "Retrievals By Any Universities" and "Retrievals Benchmarking" visualizations. This new option allow the user to:
o Get a global perspective of which schools are the top consumers of the User's institution's titles published with PQDT.
o Understand how retrievals of research published at the User's institution compares to all schools that publish their ETD titles to PQDT.
• Added "Top 10/Top30 / Top 50" Filter Option to the "Top Subjects" and Top Retrievals" visualizations, to enable the user to specify how many results to display on the page.
• Fixed a bug that prevented some institutions from being able to add new users via the Manager User feature available in the User Menu in the header.
1/18/2021: This is the initial release of ProQuest ETD Dashboard, and includes the following:
• Replication of functionality available previously in the beta Dashboard, including the 6 panel main dashboard page, 5 renamed visualizations (Retrievals By Year, Top Subjects, Top Retrievals, Retrievals By Country, Retrievals By Any Institution), and a new Retrievals Benchmark comparison visualization that provides a normalized comparison of your institutions PQDT retrievals compared to a predefined or custom group of peers.
• International Dissertations and Theses published to PQDT are no included in the data set.
• All Dissertations & Theses published prior to 1997 are not included in data set.
• Master's and Doctoral Titles are now included in the data set.
• Predefined Carnegie Classification and Times Higher Ed comparison groups for the Retrievals By Any University and Retrievals Benchmark visualizations.
• Modernized UI and new chart designs.
• Improved performance and responsiveness through Front End, Services and Back End database modernization.