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Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) The YSU Program
Theses and dissertations have long been regarded as the bedrock of graduate education. They are scholarly works that take years to research and write … However, the vast majority of these works languish in obscurity in college and university libraries and archives. The best way to bring this research to light is to publish it electronically and give to students and researchers free and open access to theses documents via the World Wide Web. Fineman, Yale. (2003). Electronic theses and dissertations. Libraries and the academy, 3(2), 219-227.
OhioLINK ETD Center Launched in 2001 as a joint project of OhioLINK and the Regents Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS). Twenty-seven Ohio institutions are currently submitting ETDs. Current holdings: YSU ETD Center holdings … Total downloads …
History of YSU Participation Began in 2001 through Maag Library. Scanned and uploaded 118 ETDs to the ETD Center. Scanned and uploaded 118 ETDs to the ETD Center. No further submissions between 2002 and 2007.
ETD Submission Successfully defend print version of T/D with your department. Confirm adherence to Grad. Studies content standards. Convert your file to PDF format. Check for corrupt data in the PDF file. Check formatting of: title page, signature page, page numbering, font, line spacing. Contact a Program representative or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Student Pay close attention to data in statistical tables and formulae.
ETD Submission Submit original and PDF files to Grad. Studies on CD. Approval of document and application of electronic signature. E-mail the document to the student. Electronic signature verifies that the document uploaded to the ETD Center was the one approved by Grad. Studies. In cases where the file is too large, the student will pick up the file from Grad. Studies. Submit: 2 paper copies plus personal copies for binding, and 1 CD with all electronic files. Student Graduate Studies
ETD Submission E-mail student to confirm the final submission. http://etd.ohiolink.edu/ Personal information Paper Info., Degree Info. UMI release form Upload document to the ETD Center. OhioLINK E-mails Grad. Studies confirming upload. Check uploaded document for E- signature to confirm. Release for public viewing. Student Graduate Studies OhioLINK
A Word on Your ETD Once your ETD is published, it is considered final by OhioLINK. PDF files are not replaced unless there is a serious problem affecting content. PDF files are not replaced unless there is a serious problem affecting content. E-mail addresses If you provide open access to your e-mail address, be wary of unsolicited e-mails from organizations offering to publish books based on your work. If you provide open access to your e-mail address, be wary of unsolicited e-mails from organizations offering to publish books based on your work.
A Word on Your ETD Personal Information. No signatures or personal contact Info. can appear anywhere in your ETD. No signatures or personal contact Info. can appear anywhere in your ETD. Multi-media files such as music can possibly be embedded into the PDF file for ETD Center submission. If your thesis is accompanied by some form of electronic media, see an ETD program Rep. for further information. If your thesis is accompanied by some form of electronic media, see an ETD program Rep. for further information.
PDF / A Your ETD is subjected to PDF / A process using Acrobat Distiller to embed fonts and ensure that the file can be accessed in the long term.
Links OhioLINK ETD Center: http://etd.ohiolink.edu/ Information and forms (YSU): http://web.ysu.edu/gen/ysu/Thesis_and_Dissertation_Procedures_m236.html Copyright: www.copyright.gov/ Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/