When you submit your thesis, you have the option of making your thesis openly available in Digital Commons, a digital archive of the scholarly and creative output of Butler University. Student theses are some of our most popular content, receiving thousands of hits every year! If you're preparing your resume, this is a great way to share your research with your future graduate program or employer.
Here at Butler University Libraries, we want to make sure that your hard work is not forgotten. When you submit your thesis a bound copy is kept on hand in the University's Special Collections and you have the opportunity to purchase a print copy of your thesis. However, keeping a copy of your work safe on our shelves isn’t enough! We think it’s vitally important to make your work publicly available in Digital Commons @ Butler University, our online archive of scholarly works produced at Butler University.
What are the pros and cons of making your thesis available online on Digital Commons @ Butler University?
These are only a few of the reasons as to why you should choose to include your thesis on Digital Commons.
That being said, there are a few reasons why you might need to refrain from making your thesis available online:
Whatever you decide, the decision to include your thesis online on Digital Commons is solely up to you! You'll be given the option to include your thesis on Digital Commons when you submit your thesis using the Thesis Binding and Submission Form, but even after you graduate you have the option to include you thesis on Digital Commons @ Butler University and you can always reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
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