Reasons to Submit your Work
- The repository provides a forum for student work that would otherwise be hard to locate or would be completely unavailable to the general public.
- The repository provides a unique – and stable – URL for each work that can be cited and included in future job or graduate school applications.
- Every work is archived and preserved at no cost to students and faculty.
- Submissions are indexed and available on the Web immediately after approval by the collection’s reviewers.
- Availability on the Web is much faster than the existing process for making theses or other work available through the Libraries, UMI/ProQuest, or a departmental web site or database.
- Text-based materials are indexed automatically so that the full text is searchable.
- Google, Google Scholar and other similar services routinely harvest information from the repository so that works submitted here may also be found through searches on the open Web.
- Submissions are immediately date-stamped, marking the content as having been created by the student on the date of submission.
- Students may select their own keywords or terms to describe the subject of their work, if they want.
Faculty works that fall under the Open Access Policy must have a copy submitted to the ScholarSpace repository. Waivers to this policy may be obtained by filling an online form if required by publishers.