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.
Student submissions to the repository are voluntary. Students concerned about copyright, patents, or future publication are not obligated to submit their work.

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.

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