Answered By: Vanessa Viola
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2021     Views: 1

As you near completion of a master thesis or doctoral dissertation, it is time to archive your final documents, Thesis or Master's Project, in the New York Tech Library Institutional Repository. Your project will be accessible and preserved electronically. Complete these four steps to deposit your document:

1. Prepare your document.  

  • All deposits must include a formatted cover page.

  • Cover pages include a document title, author name, abstract, and keywords.

  • Review your abstract and select keywords from your abstract (optional but recommended) Speak with your thesis advisor if you have questions.

  • Save the final thesis/capstone document as ONE pdf (portable document file). 

  • NY Tech provides Adobe Acrobat, watch this short video for instructions on combining pdfs. Contact askalibrarian@nyit.edu If you need additional assistance combining documents.   

  • Name your pdf file: LastName_FirstName.pdf 

2. Click the LINK to Complete the deposit form. (Subject to Active NYIT student accounts - login using credentials)

3.  Accept the Institutional Repository Submission Agreement. Publication in the Institutional Repository requires you to acknowledge and accept this Non-Exclusive Distribution License.

4. Receive a confirmation Email. Once an entry is complete, You receive a confirmation email document has been received. Your document will be placed in the queue and processed along with all other submissions for the current semester in the order in which your completed file was received. Final documents will become available, beyond any publication or patent embargoes, within 3 - 6 months of your submission.

Your published Master's Thesis/Project or Dissertation remains discoverable and accessible through the New York Institute of Technology Libraries in perpetuity. 

If you have questions about the visibility of your thesis document in the Institutional Repository, email askalibrarian@nyit.edu.