You will be submitting 2 copies of your final approved theses (1 print copy, 1 pdf. copy on a CD-ROM) along with the signed Digital Thesis License Agreement form to your department. A print copy will be kept in the department, and the CD-ROM will be sent to the Library. The Library will upload the pdf. to CUNY Academic Works (CUNY digital institutional repository) and make it accessible through the CUNY library catalog, as well as WorldCat. The original CD-ROM will be reposited in the Archives as a backup copy.
FAQ are available below. Please contact the Library Archives at 212.650.7609 for further questions.
For MFA students in Creative Writing:
MFA candidates in Creative Writing can choose either a print or an electronic submission.
If you chose a print submission, you will be submitting your department 2 print copies of your approved theses (one stays in the department, one goes to the Library), in addition to a CD-ROM copy for a preservation purpose. You do not need to sign the Digital License Agreement form. Please be aware that there will be a $40 binding fee for professional binding.
If you choose a digital submission, you will be submitting 2 copies of your final approved theses (1 print copy, 1 pdf. copy on a CD-ROM) along with the signed Digital Thesis License Agreement form (Creative Writing MFA) to your department.
Please visit Dissertations for further information on Phd. Dissertations.
Q: Why do I submit my master's thesis/Ph.D dissertation to the library? I am already submitting a print copy of my thesis to my department.
A: The accepted thesis/dissertation is considered the property and the scholarly contribution to the college. The City College Library is responsible for protecting intellectual property and making the resources available for the scholarly community. We catalog and archive your thesis/dissertation so that anyone who is doing research in the area or your study can find, use, and cite your scholarly work.
Q: What is the fee for electronic submission?
Q: What is embargo?
A: Here, "embargo" means to delay a digital release of your work. While most researchers choose to make their thesis/dissertation available immediately, you may wish to delay the release of your work for one reason or another. During the submission process you will have the opportunity to embargo (delay a digital release of) your work for up to five years.
Q: I signed the Digital Liscense Agreement form and submitted my thesis/dissertation electronically. Do I still have a copyright to my own work?
A: Yes. As the author of the thesis/dissertation, you have a copyright to your own work. The Digital Liscense Agreement only grants the Library the right to digitally deposit (=digitally reproduce) and release your thesis/dissertation in the digital institutional repository. Any copyrights in the submission remain with the author or, if any, other copyright holder.
A: Subjects and keywords can help anyone doing research in your specific area of study find your scholarly work. The keywords that best descrive your work will be added as bibliographic data and searchable in the catalogs.
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