The Libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship and Services provides a variety of services to graduate students relating to their theses and dissertations. The Center adds metadata to theses and dissertations to enhance access to them via library search tools and internet search engines. Upon submission to ScholarsArchive@OSU, they are soon available worldwide to other libraries, and anyone with an internet connection, through the Library Online Catalog, 1Search, ScholarsArchive@OSU itself, Google, GoogleScholar and other search engines.
The Center provides fair use and Creative Commons license support in relation to your thesis/dissertation. During the course of submitting your thesis/dissertation, you will be asked if you would like to assign a Creative Commons license. A Creative Commons License allows copyrighted works to be shared and re-used, within certain parameters, without contacting the author or creator of the copyrighted work. You may assign a Creative Commons License when depositing your work into ScholarsArchive@OSU or you may skip this step.
The Creative Commons Attribution license (CC:BY) lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered and is recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. Read the About Creative Commons page for information about this and other license options.
The Center provides data management planning workshops to graduate students and faculty. We can help you figure out how to manage your data, generate and assign identifiers to your data for citation, and help you deposit your data to ScholarsArchive@OSU or another appropriate data repository so that it is available to others.
Consult the Data Management web page for a complete listing of data-related services.
For questions about submitting your thesis/dissertation to ScholarsArchive@OSU, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For copyright, fair use and creative commons questions, contact Sue Kunda (Digital Scholarship Librarian).
For questions about data management, contact Amanda Whitmire (Data Management Specialist).