The original typescripts are then returned to the institutions that awarded the authors their degrees, while the master negatives are assigned unique order numbers (indicated by the prefix "UM" within Doctoral Dissertations on China and on Inner Asia) and are stored in temperature and humidity controlled vaults to await the arrival of orders from both individual and institutional customers.At the same time, 350-word long summaries of the dissertations, prepared and submitted by the thesis authors, are compiled and edited by UMI staff for publication in the monthly issues of Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI).For these reasons, the following guide not only outlines the availability of dissertations from but also summarizes the present policies of some major schools which have awarded numerous doctorates for research on China but in the past have not sent all such dissertations to Ann Arbor for microfilming.
It does not offer any interlibrary loan service or maintain any reading room in Ann Arbor.
Further information about UMI and its services including the most up-to-date listing of prices, on-line ordering, and the "Dissertation Express" service"is available on its World Wide Web site at .
At the present time, copies of 35mm positive (i.e., black on white) microfilm made at a reduction of 15-20x, 98-page positive microfiche copies (for all titles produced since 1976), softbound and hardbound paper copies reproduced at about 2/3 their original size (i.e., approximately 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches in size), andfor dissertations received after 1980 softbound and hardbound paper copies reproduced at their full size (8-1/2 x 11 inches) are available on demand for most of the 1.3 million dissertations that stores within its vaults.
Whenever an order is received, UMI individually reproduces the entire thesis typescript in microform or on paper (depending on the customer's preference), using the printing master or duplicate negative film in its possession.
If there is no UM order number within a bibliographical entry appearing in this volume, the dissertation is not available from UMI and must be obtained either from its degree awarding institution or through interlibrary loan from an academic library that already owns a copy of the work.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY The University of California at Berkeley (UCB) joined the UMI (formerly University Microfilms International) microfilming program in 1962 and for several years automatically sent all new dissertations to Ann Arbor.
The University discontinued this arrangement between fall 1970 and fall 1975, however, and since winter 1976 it has also permitted some new degree recipients to withhold their dissertations from UMI.
(Up to five percent of UCB doctoral dissertations are with-held in this fashion each year.) For details regarding the purchase of microfilm copies of those dissertations, for information about their availability through interlibrary loan, or for a current price list, contact: Interlibrary Services Department, Interlibrary Loan/Photoduplication Unit, 133 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 (Telephone: 510-642-1598; Fax: 510-643-8476; E-mail inquiries and orders not currently accepted; World Wide Web site: ).
Customers submit their orders directly to a participating ILL office, which then transmits them to UMI over the World Wide Web through a Netscape interface.
In the United States, the requested dissertations are delivered to the same ILL office within 72 hours. Copies may also be ordered by telephone toll-free within the United States and Canada by calling 1-800-521-3042.