How to grant permission to make your A&M thesis publically available online.
Texas A&M Former Students are invited to share their pre-2004 theses by granting the University permission to freely distribute these digitized works online. In June 2012, scanned versions of the shelf copies of Texas A&M graduate theses were added to the Texas A&M Digital Repository. Because authors hold the copyright to their theses, files are initially restricted. While anyone can view a description of your thesis in the repository, only current A&M NetID holders can download the file. Once you have granted your permission, users around the world will be able to read, print, and download your thesis online through the Texas A&M Digital Repository.
To make your thesis openly accessible in the Digital Repository, please follow these steps:
1) Locate your thesis in the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations (1922-2004) collection in the Digital Repository.
2) You can find your thesis by searching for your name, thesis title, etc.
3) Select the “Request Open Access” button at the bottom of the page.
4) You will be prompted with a form requesting your contact information.
5) Upon completing and submitting the form, a “Request sent” message will display.
6) A Library representative will contact you to finish the permissions process. Once you have granted permission, your thesis will be released to the open Internet.
If you have any questions, please contact the Digital Services & Scholarly Communication unit.
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