Umi dissertation databaserackham has more information on dissertations here: submitting the dissertation. it will be part of deep blue's growing collection of dissertations from the university of michigan, and will appear in search results from google and google scholar.
ProQuest - Wikipediaproquest/umi takes care of the arrangements for (a) publishing the abstract in dissertation abstracts international; (b) preparing a microfilm copy of the dissertation; and (c) depositing microfilm copies in the university graduate library. more information about the university of michigan's dissertation requirements, see rackham's dissertation handbook.
you can even work with expert bibliographers and database specialists to create a selection profile and criteria that result in automatic delivery of the materials you need, as soon as they become available—and you retain the right to return anything that falls outside your criteria, for full credit. rackham has more information on dissertations here: submitting the dissertation.
deposit your dissertation in deep blue, contact rackham's office of academic records and dissertations or call 734-763-0171. you choose to publish your dissertation with umi, you will sign an agreement form granting proquest/umi a non-exclusive license to duplicate and distribute your thesis and to publish the abstract that you prepare.