You are not required to deposit a printed, bound version of your thesis.
You may also deposit an electronic copy of your thesis but this IN ADDITION to and not INSTEAD of the printed bound thesis.
Student services only process your graduation once they know your thesis has been deposited and any issues have been resolved.
We’ll check to see whether the publisher of your work will allows to make your thesis available. If they won’t you will still need to deposit it but we won’t be able to make it publicly available.
The default is the creative commons attribution no derivatives non-commerical license which is the most restricted. This allows people to download a copy of your thesis, and cite it provided they give proper attribution work e.g. You are clearly identified as the author of the work. They are not allowed to create Derivative Works (You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work) or use it for commercial purposes.
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UoLRA Depositing your thesis
Making your thesis available in the UoLRA<br />Caroline Myles<br />David McGowan<br />Andrew Willan<br />David Clay<br />4th May 2011<br />
Session outline<br />Who MUST deposit their thesis electronically<br />Preparing your thesis for deposit<br />Completing the Thesis Access Declaration form<br />Depositing your thesis: hands on with the University of Liverpool Research Archive<br />
Who should deposit their thesis electronically?<br />
Any postgraduate research student who registered on or after the 1st August 2008 MUST deposit an electronic copy of their thesis<br />
Students who registered before 1st August 2008 MUST deposit a printed bound copy of their thesis.<br />
Q. What happens if I don’t deposit my thesis?<br />A. You graduation will be delayed.<br />
Preparing your thesis for deposit<br />The major issues you need to think about are<br />Copyright<br />File formats<br />File naming<br />
Copyright<br />Have you included any third party copyright material in your thesis?<br />Has any part of your thesis been published before or has it been accepted for publication?<br />What copyright license do you want to apply to your thesis?<br />
If you have included 3rd party material in your thesis ......<br />Do you have permission to include this material?<br />If not is it possible to get permission from the rights holders to include it?<br />If you don’t have permission you will need to submit two versions of your thesis:<br />The full version including 3rtd part material (this will NOT be made publicly available)<br />An edited version with the third party material taken out and replaced with a text description (this version will be available)<br />
If any part of your thesis been published previously or has been accepted for publication you should contact us<br />
Your thesis is made available under a Creative Commons License - you choose which one<br />http://creativecommons.org/choose/?jurisdiction=uk<br />
File format<br />Your thesis must be deposited in PDF format<br />You may also deposit a version of your thesis in other formats such as html, postcript, word or open office but at least one version must be in PDF format<br />It may also be possible to deposit supplementary files in other formats but please contact us to discuss this before you deposit your thesis<br />
The filename given to your thesis<br />Use your surname, the first three letters of your forename the month and year on the title page of your thesis and the Research Archive Item ID number, to name the file of your thesis e.g.<br />Student name: Peter Phillips = PhillipsPet<br />Year and date on title page of your thesis: October 2008 = Oct 2008<br />Research Archive Item ID number 795 = 795<br />The filename derived from this example is PhilipsPet_Oct2008_795 <br />
Complete the Thesis Access declaration form<br />
Deadline for depositing your thesis<br />The latest time the final thesis can be submitted in order for you to be able to graduate in July is midday, 20 June 2011.<br />The version of your thesis that you need to deposit is the final accepted version after you have had your VIVA and after any amendments that were required by examiners have been made.<br />
Support<br />E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Telephone: 0151 794 2832<br />Visit the Research Archive Office on the 1st floor of the Abercromby Wing of the Sydney Jones Library<br />Enquiries will be dealt with between between 9:00 and 17:00 Mon – Fri.<br />