Senior Thesis 2013 Information
The primary purpose of this change is to improve access to the collection for undergraduates who use the theses (at a rate of about 1,000 per year) to explore topics, find sources and develop research methodologies for their own theses. More details can be found on our related blog post.
Information for Academic Departments
Below you will find information for academic departments regarding submission of senior theses to the Mudd Library. Information will be updated throughout winter/spring 2013.
You are free to collect PDFs from students in whichever manner you choose; however, here are a few ideas that might be helpful:
Please note: PDFs will eventually need to be saved in a folder on your computer (Desktop or in My Documents) for uploading to DataSpace.
If you have questions about these or other options for collection senior thesis PDFs, please contact Dan Santamaria (email@example.com; 8-5161).
Several one-hour training sessions will be held in March to familiarize you with the DataSpace system (it is only necessary to attend one session).
The trainings will be held at the times listed below in the Lewis Library’s E-Classroom (2nd Floor, Room 225). For directions to and maps of the Lewis Library, see: http://scilib.princeton.edu/hours_maps/floorplans.html.
Please follow this link: http://doodle.com/y83a72uts4synr8h to our online poll to reserve your place at one of the sessions. Please note: if a session has no participants, it may be cancelled, so please enter your name in the poll if you plan to attend.
Submitting a Senior Thesis with a Single PDF File
The following video demonstrates the process for submitting a senior thesis to the DataSpace repository. In this demonstration, only the PDF of the thesis itself is submitted. The video is best viewed in full-screen mode by clicking on the square icon in the lower right of the player.
Submitting a Senior Thesis with a PDF with Additional Supporting Files
This video demonstrates the process of submitting a senior thesis that has more than one file associated with it: the PDF of the thesis and a file containing other supporting data. The video is best viewed in full-screen mode by clicking on the square icon in the lower right of the player.
University policy, as outlined in the Undergraduate Announcement under "Independent Work," provides that each student must deposit an electronic copy (PDF) of their senior thesis with the University Archives to be preserved and made accessible to researchers. The thesis will be accessible from any computer on the Princeton University network via Princeton's digital repository DataSpace. Exceptions to this policy must be approved through the Dean of the College. The 2013 theses will be available on DataSpace by September 1, 2013.