Beginning with the Fall 2011 semester, students completing dissertations and theses will submit their final approved work electronically to ProQuest.
This will be the first time that research masters students will not be turning in paper copies for binding after the format review is completed. Bound copies are no longer being accepted by the SLU Libraries. If departments or advisors still want a bound copy of their students' work, arrangements can be made by the student (Formatting Guide, p.19).
There will be an information session on the Electronic Submission of Theses and Dissertations (ETD) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Kelley Auditorium.
Dr. Marlene Coles, Partner Relations Manager at ProQuest will be presenting about the benefits to authors, the library and the schools of submitting dissertations and theses electronically. She will provide a demonstration of the electronic submission tool and information about publishing and copyright options. After her presentation, she will answer questions about embargos, using copyrighted material within one's work and more.