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1 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Presentation Title Goes in Here Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Topic Submitting Your Thesis/Dissertation for Preliminary Examination

2 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Overview This presentation is designed to give candidates a review of the submission process, what to expect and answer a few common questions along the way.

3 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Where Will My Thesis Be Stored? The ETD repository provides structural oversight for the preliminary evaluation of your thesis or dissertation and, once published, becomes the public forum for searching for and accessing your research. Submitting and publishing your work online is faster and more convenient, but more importantly helps promote accessibility to graduate level research at the University of Western Ontario. Research stored within the repository is maintained in a.PDF formatted document type.

4 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies When Do I Submit My Research? Once you have submitted the Thesis Supervisor Approval Form and you are ready to proceed to examination, you may submit your work through the ETD Repository. ETD Repository

5 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis First Steps Begin by visiting the Western page linked from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Current Students Western pageCurrent Students page

6 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Under Author Corner, select Submit Research Submitting the Thesis First Steps

7 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Log In If you have previously used you may log in. If you are a new user, you are required to create an account.

8 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Create Your Account Please complete the form and submit the information to open an account* with *SGPS recommends you create an account using your existing Western Computer Account information (login and password)

9 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Activate Your Account Instructions on how to activate your account will be forwarded to the address you provided in your account creation. After activating your account, you are ready to submit your thesis.

10 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Submission Instructions The submission process will begin by prefacing you in order to ensure you have a few items of preparation in regards to your submission. These items include: The title of your work The abstract (up to 250 words) A list of keywords (up to 10) The electronic format of your work (.doc,.rtf, or.pdf format).doc.rtf.pdf

11 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Submission Metadata will collect various elements that define your submission for indexing and publishing purposes. These values include: Title (required) Author (required) Current degree information relating to this submission Potential delays to publication you wish to impose Keywords Subject categories Abstract

12 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Uploading Your Thesis provides two options for uploading your thesis. Upload file from your computer - allows you to select the file on your local computer Import file from remote site - allows you to select the file from a remote online location - thesis must be directly available in correct file format (e.g.

13 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Uploading Additional Content accepts additional file types* in relation to your text submission (e.g. high resolution images, music files, movie files). *You are free to upload any type of document however please consider the audience viewing your submission and if the file type is universally accessible (.mp3,.mpg etc.) or requires specific software.

14 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Submission Complete will confirm that it has received your submission. It will give you the option to revise your submission metadata/submission and add additional supplementary content.

15 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Conversion to PDF will also confirm that it has received your submission via . Any documents not submitted in.PDF format will be converted to.PDF. The will invite you to check the converted.PDF file and report if there are any issues with this conversion.

16 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Next Steps The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will leave your submission open to you for one business day in order for you to ensure that your submission has been converted properly and you have not omitted any elements of your submission. SGPS will then lock your submission and prepare it for distribution to your examiners. Each examiner is ed an invitation to access your thesis and complete the preliminary examination online. Once all preliminary evaluations are completed, the content of those evaluations will be made available to you via the repository. In addition, you will be instructed via concerning the next steps towards completing your thesis examination.

17 The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Submitting the Thesis Questions If you have any questions relating to the submission of your thesis or dissertation, please feel free to contact Krystyna Locke, Thesis Coordinator for The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at The University of Western Ontario. Phone: (519) x83914


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