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How to Post an Electronic Theses (eTheses): Relevant Files

Guide lists all the steps one needs to follow when posting an e-Thesis to BU's Open Access Repository (IRBU)

Relevant Files

In order to openly share your research, you will need to obtain both the final, Approved Thesis file and all files of relevance to it.  These files might include images, charts, media, research data, etc.

  • In order to facilitate usage of the material by the wider public, it is required that file submissions:
    • Consist of standard file types such as PDFs for documents, MP3s for audio files, etc.
    • Include a Word Document for any written theses for the purposes of (1) tagging the document and (b) facilitating usage by handicapped users.
    • Consist of Searchable PDFs in order to make the Thesis easier for Search Engines to locate.
  • In order to adhere to important privacy laws, it is important to remove personal information from documents or data.  This should include things like Names, Addresses, Signatures, Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses, etc.
  • In order to protect both your file and other people's computers, please ensure that any Program Files or Executable Files are Virus Free.

Once all files have been gathered, you are now ready to Upload the Thesis


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