The ETP (Electronic Thesis/Project) pilot is a campus-wide program designed to make available master's theses and projects online. People from around the world will be able to access the complete content of an ETP from our Library catalog, increasing exposure to researchers and students. Students from various departments will have the option of submitting an ETP document in addition to the currently required paper version. Students interested in this option should consult with their department. This program will begin with the Fall 2005 submissions. Upon successful completion of the pilot, ETPs will offer an opportunity to post interactive content including hypertext links, video, and audio as a new way of supplementing research.
An ETP is an electronic version of your thesis/project that will be made available on the World Wide Web via the Library's catalog. During the pilot period, the Libary will be accepting MS WORD or PDF (Portable Document Format) files as the electronic version.
To create a PDF file, the Adobe PDF Writer or Acrobat Distiller software is used. The software converts Word, Wordperfect, and many other word processing files into a PDF file. Using the "File", "Print" commands, the conversion process is as easy as printing to paper. This software is available in
campus computer labs and in the Library.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION
At this time, the optional Electronic Thesis/Project is submitted in addition to the standard printed paper copy of the thesis/project. A candidate for a graduate degree who intends to submit an Electronic Thesis/Project must follow all procedures that are listed in the Guide to Preparation of Master's Theses and Project Reports for the standard printed paper copy of the thesis/project, and in addition must follow the procedure outlined below.