Deposit guide for eTheses
University of Nottingham regulations for students following a doctoral programme of study stipulate that all research students must upload the final version of their thesis to the University eTheses service (http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/etheses/). This will be archived as a record of the work which has been examined and must reflect the version submitted to the examiners with any required corrections made. This will be verified by the examiners and the degree will then be formally conferred, either at a degree ceremony or through the inter-ceremony process.
Once the degree has been conferred, the thesis will be published and made available online unless:
Written theses should be deposited in PDF format. (This option is usually available within word processing software. For example Microsoft Word offers a 'save as PDF' option. Open your Word document, click on the Office button on the top left corner, go to save as, then click PDF. This will save your document in a PDF format.) However data, audio and video files may also be uploaded.
Please ensure that you have discussed the terms under which your thesis will be made available with your supervisor. If your final thesis contains material which infringes a third party’s copyright then please obtain direct permission to reproduce this from the copyright owners or also upload a second copy with this material removed. Examples could be reproductions of photographs, graphs, illustration, extensive quotations or similar materials. [Further information on copyright] Similarly, if you have conducted a survey or presented a case study, the data may need to by anonymised.
Steps in the Deposit process:
Create a PDF
Word 2007, which is installed on computer room PCs and available on University owned PCs, offers a 'save as PDF' option. Open your word document, click on the Office button on the top left corner, go to save as, then click PDF. This will save your document in a PDF format.
For Unix users who have used LATEX to produce your article, use the freeware application Ghostscript to turn a PostScript file into a PDF file. See the Software library for more information.
You may find installed on some older computers, MakePDF or PrimoPDF. We do not recommend you use this software to create PDFs.