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Rice University Electronic Thesis and Dissertations

Page history last edited by Monica 1 year ago

Visit the web site for Rice University's Office of Research and Graduate Studies for more information about Rice graduate student requirements for theses and dissertations. Also see Online Thesis Submission guidelines.



Content Guidelines

  • Metadata application profile ETD-MS RICE
  • Digital Files: Brief statement on digital formats ETD Digital Files
  • Rights: Students retain copyright over their materials. By putting material into scholarship.rice.edu, students grant Rice a non-exclusive license to distribute it, see the external link:text of the license for more information. For ETDs, this license is stored as a *.txt file within the item package but is not made public.
  • For minor maintenance, see  Curation tasks for ETDs




Community Resources: ETD submission and management system

Introduction to Vireo ETD System: http://www.tdl.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/03/Introduction-to-Vireo-presentation.pdf

Texas ETD Association (TxETDA): http://txetda.wordpress.com/

Vireo Users Group (VUG): http://blogs.tdl.org/vireo/




  • Interim Report: Retroactive review ETD project status report-Update2013-March.pdf -Monica
    • Includes status on scanning project for 2011-2012 period and 1990
  • Implementation of Vireo 2.0  (target Fall 2013) - Sid Byrd
  • Various retrospective digitization of print theses.

  • Name authority work and metadata clean up (e.g. misspellings or consistency of terms in subjects assigned by author) 


List of areas to monitor

  • New formats or supplemental materials in born digital theses
  • Practices in scholarly profiles, ORCIDs
  • Mediated metadata for future batches of born-digital theses: (ie consistency in forms for subjects and faculty names)




Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Thesis FAQ


Inquiries for printed copies

  • Students may seek author discount copy from UMI (providing they elected to send their T/D to proquest)
  • Additional choices may be found
    • GPS Thesis FAQ: I would like to have my thesis bound. Does Rice have any recommendations for binderies?
      these companies tend to be cheaper than UMI. If a department is asking, may point them to Houchen ( source for the blue departmental copies from the past before we stopped doing this and moved to fully electronic system)
    • Or see options provided on Fondren's Preservation page here: http://fonweb-v2.rice.edu/~fondren/services/preservation-services


Erratum to thesis

See GPS Thesis FAQ: I need to correct some significant errors in the content of my thesis after the final acceptance of my thesis by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. How do I go about requesting the inclusion of this correction with my thesis in the University archives? 



See GPS Thesis FAQ: How do I request an embargo?

Requests for embargo extensions or to add an embargo after publication, author should submit requests directly to GPS office. Once approved, the library can then update the archive to restrict access to the thesis.


Óautomatically generate records this summer, working with TS

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