ProQuest now offers an open access option for publishing theses - a little more expensive than their traditional thesis publishing services, but at $150 total, including traditional fees and an addition $95 for open access, for a doctoral thesis, for publishing and ongoing preservation, this does seem pretty reasonable.
Note: this is not an error. The price listed on the ProQuest web site is $150, one hundred and fifty dollars - total publishing cost, including open access, for a doctoral thesis...
Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News for the alert.
This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.