Submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations to USPACE and beyond: What Is USpace?
Format and submission questions:
USpace is the University of Utah's institutional repository. An institutional repository (IR) is a long-term digital archive containing scholarly or artistic work produced by the members of a particular institution.
IRs function to collect and maintain intellectual products such as published journal articles, theses and dissertations, and other scholarly endeavors.
USpace offers open access to scholarly research to anyone in the world. Scholarship that is open access receives more Web visibility than scholarship that isn't.
Institutional Repositories may be linked together or aggregated with one searchable interface based on subject interest, type of material, region, or other common factor. For example, the Networked Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) collections include graduate work from around the world.
Why do we want ETDs in USpace?
A primary purpose of USpace is to provide convenient access to one of the most important intellectual products of the university: master's theses and doctoral dissertations. In the past, access to a University of Utah thesis or dissertation was quite limited. Beyond reading a copy held in one of our campus libraries, only interested researchers could acquire copies of theses and dissertations through interlibrary loan or by purchasing a paper or electronic copy from ProQuest/UMI. USpace offers quick and easy Web access to your work, increasing your visibility, and that of your fellow scholars, and the University of Utah.
How do I get my thesis or dissertation into USpace?
As a graduate student completing your work at the University of Utah, you will have the option to give permission for your thesis or dissertation to be added to USpace. A USpace permission form will be given to you as part of the paperwork you complete with The Graduate School Thesis Office. Students submit a final copy of the thesis or dissertation to ProQuest/UMI after receiving format approval from the Thesis Office.
Browse theses and dissertations in USpace