Digital Doctoral and Masters Thesis Deposit Process
The University intends to introduce an online examination system which will require candidates to submit a digital copy of their thesis. A copy of the final corrected version will be forwarded from the Examinations Office to the Library. The Library will store the digital thesis in Deakin Research Online and provide an additional copy on a physical carrier (such as a CD) in Deakin University Theses Collection.
The Library prefers deposit of theses in digital form. Candidates are no longer required to provide bound copies for deposit in the Library's collection unless a digital version cannot be provided, or the thesis is significantly altered in the digital form. Any queries regarding the deposit process should be directed to Research Services Division.
The Library has created and stored digital versions of all previously awarded theses for preservation purposes. If you would like to make a digital version of your thesis available online you can submit your own file using the self submission form. Alternatively complete the Digital Theses Copyright and Access form to allow us to make the preservation copy available publicly. Please send the completed form as an email attachment to email@example.com, or post to Deakin Research Online, Deakin University Library, 1, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, 3217.
Access to your thesis
Current students will be required to complete the Digital Theses Copyright and Access form when depositing the final corrected version of the thesis with the Examinations Office. Please be aware that you will need to declare any substantial third party copyright material used in your thesis. If you have included such material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright owner before agreeing to online access.
The information on the form is included in the submission form for past students submitting directly into Deakin Research Online.