Released: December 13, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - Three music dissertations made the UNL Libraries Digital Commons' Top-20 most downloaded UNL dissertations list of 2010.
The three dissertations from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts' School of Music were:
- #3: Marina Fabrikant, May 2006 (1,377 downloads of "Bach-Busoni Chaconne: A Piano Transcription Analysis")
- #6: Steven Edward Moellering, May 2007 (891 downloads of "Visions Fugitives: Insights into Prokofiev's Compositional Vision")
- #7: Brian Alber, March 2006 (749 downloads of "The Evolution of Sonata Form in the Wind Music of W.A. Mozart")
The top 20 most downloaded UNL dissertations for 2010, came from four colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts.
All graduate theses and dissertations have been made electronically available via the Libraries' Digital Commons - an online repository to preserve and share research done by student and faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. All documents available on the Digital Commons are accessible through Google searches. This has created great traffic and increased use of the dissertations.
UNL's Digital Commons is the second largest academic digital repository, containing more than 44,000 documents including more than 10,000 dissertations - only behind the University of Michigan's Deep Blue (61,000+ documents).
For more information to to view the full list of top 20 downloads, visit: libraries.unl.edu/.