Dissertation and thesis deposit reopens!

With new staff and procedures in place, the GC Library happily reopens for deposit of graduate work Monday, December 14, 2015. Students anticipating a February 2016 degree should register their intent to deposit in Banner no later than January 15 to allow sufficient time to complete the deposit in advance of the deadline.

We welcome Roxanne Shirazi to her new role as Interim Dissertation Assistant. Roxanne has created a guide with full instructions about the new deposit procedures. Graduating students, see http://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/dissertations/

Highlights of the new process include: 

  1. Students register intent to deposit and clear holds via Banner
  2. Approval pages, in paper copy, are delivered to the library
  3. Paper copies of the full graduate work are no longer archived by the library
  4. Deposit may be completed online; in-person appointment not required
  5. All graduate work is deposited in CUNY Academic Works; PhD graduates also deposit dissertations in ProQuest

The library reviews online submissions to ensure they meet format requirements. When the uploaded files are approved and the signed approval page, in hard copy, has been received, the library will officially accept the deposit. Notification that the library deposit has been completed will be sent via email to the graduating student and to the Registrar’s office.


About the Author

Prof. Polly Thistlethwaite is CUNY's Interim University Dean for Library Services.