Etheses - A Saurashtra University Library Service

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who decides whether my thesis is made openly available on the web?

In line with University policy unless you have entered into an agreement which transfers such copyright/IP (such as an assignment or employment agreement) with another party (including Saurashtra University) then you own the copyright and other IP in your thesis itself. If there is no prior agreement in place then it is you who decides whether your electronic thesis should be made openly available on the World Wide Web. A representative from the University (normally a postgraduate administrator and librarian) must, however, approve your ETD before it is made openly and freely available on the World Wide Web.

At the end of the electronic thesis submission you will be asked to set the appropriate level of access. You can choose for your thesis to be made open access, closed access, or have a temporary embargo placed on the thesis which will delay the thesis being made open access for a maximum of one year.

Tags: Open Access

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Last update: 2012-03-04 09:32
Author: Repository Admin
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