The top 20 most downloaded UNL dissertations for 2010, come 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.
Number one on the list is “Poética De Lo Soez: Luis Rafael Sánchez: Identidad Y Cultura En América Latina Y En El Caribe” written by Julio César Sánchez Rondón, who submitted his dissertation in May 2006 and graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences. Downloaded 3,312 times in 2010, it represents a level of usage never experienced before the Internet.
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 University of Michigan’s Deep Blue (61,000+ documents).
These dissertations and all other information stored in the Digital Commons can be accessed directly at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/.
List of the 20 most downloaded dissertations/theses from highest to lowest
Julio César Sánchez Rondón, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, May 2006 – 3,312 downloads of “Poética De Lo Soez: Luis Rafael Sánchez: Identidad Y Cultura En América Latina Y En El Caribe”
Kurt Kinbacher, Department of History, March 2006 – 1,729 downloads of “Immigration, the American West, and the Twentieth Century: German from Russia, Omaha Indian, and Vietnamese-Urban Villagers in Lincoln, Nebraska”
Marina Fabrikant, School of Music, May 2006 – 1,377 downloads of “Bach-Busoni Chaconne: A Piano Transcription Analysis”
Dilia Hernández Delgado, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, April 2007 -- 1,217 downloads of “La presencia del dolor en la obra poética de Garcilaso de la Vega, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Gutierre de Cetina, Lope de Vega y la Madre Josefa del Castillo”
Brenden Rensink, Department of History, April 2006 – 1,113 downloads of “Native American History, Comparative Genocide and the Holocaust: Historiography, Debate and Critical Analysis”
Steven Edward Moellering, School of Music, May 2007 -- 891 downloads of “Visions Fugitives: Insights into Prokofiev's Compositional Vision”
Brian Alber, School of Music, March 2006 -- 749 downloads of “The Evolution of Sonata Form in the Wind Music of W.A. Mozart”
Alana K. Eldrige, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, April 2009 – 740 downloads of “Inscriptive Masculinity in Balzac’s Comédie Humaine”
Lynn Overholt Wake, Department of English, December 2007 -- 740 downloads of “E. B. White’s Environmental Web”
Nicholas Joseph Aieta, Department of History, December 2007 -- 608 downloads of “Frontier Settlement and Community Development in Richardson, Burt, and Platte Counties, Nebraska, 1854-1870”
Carmen Bourbon, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, June 2009 – 584 downloads of “La voz y la violencia invisible en el cuento caribeño contemporáneo”
Marilyn J. Bugenhagen, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, December 2006 -- 566 downloads of “Antecedents of Transactional, Transformational, and Servant Leadership: A Constructive-Development Theory Approach”
Jason A. Heppler, Department of History, July 2009 -- 565 downloads of “Framing Red Power: The American Indian Movement, the Trail of Broken Treaties, and the Politics of Media”
Drucilla M. Wall, Department of English, April 2006 -- 563 downloads of “Identity and Authenticity: Explorations in Native American and Irish Literature and Culture”
Leonor Ceballos Fernández, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, August 2007 -- 545 downloads of “La Evolución De La Voz Femenina En El Cuento Español Entre Los Grupos Generacionales De “Las Hijas De La Posguerra” Y “Las Hijas De La Democracia””
Linda Petroff, College of Education & Human Sciences, November 2008 -- 533 downloads of “Stress, Adult Attachment, and Academic Success among Community College Students”
Mary C. Moler, College of Education & Human Sciences, July 2008 -- 510 downloads of “The Relationship between the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Provided by Wyoming High School Mathematics Teachers and the Performance of Wyoming 11th Grade Students on the Adequate Yearly Progress of Wyoming Schools”
Deidra G. Stephens, College of Education and Human Sciences, April 2009 -- 508 downloads of “A Correlational Study on Parental Attachment and Moral Judgment Competence of Millennial Generation College Students”
Guiomar C. Fages, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, May 2006 -- 495 downloads of “En Busca De Una Tipologia Maternal: (Re)Considerando La Mujer-Madre En La España De Los Siglos XIX Y XX”
Jennie Marie James Hodgen, Department of Animal Science, April 2006 -- 492 downloads of “Factors Influencing Off-Flavor in Beef”