College of Design, Construction, and Planning
College of the Arts
College of Journalism & Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
In 2009, the IR@UF began to host projects in lieu of thesis and non-thesis terminal projects. These projects fall outside the normal processing of the Graduate Editorial Office, and the Libraries work directly with the colleges to load these items. These projects oftentimes include non-traditional formatting and/or audio, video or other types of files beyond text files.
For materials to be processed into the IR@UF, all program requirements apply as well as several technical requirements listed below. Please note that non-project theses and dissertations go through the Graduate Editorial Office and are submitted electronically through an alternate process. Requirements for projects-in-lieu-of to be processed into the University of Florida Digital Collections:
Printable guide: Recommendations for the Preparation of Projects in Lieu of Theses
Sample title page: Word template for title page
Title page should include the following information: Title, Author, Year of Publication, Name of Degree, and Faculty Advisor(s).
Questions: Please contact your departmental advisor or the IR Manager with any questions.
In 2009, a subcommittee of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committee met with faculty and staff from the advising offices and Libraries that support the College of Fine Arts and the College of Design, Construction and Planning. The subcommittee addressed the need to fill the gap in digitizing terminal projects in programs within these colleges. Because these students produce projects rather than standard theses, they fell outside the normal processing of the Graduate Editorial Office, the body responsible for current electronic theses and dissertations. In an effort to better serve these students on behalf of the Libraries, the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) began to accept copies of these projects for inclusion in the Institutional Repository (IR@UF) in Spring Term 2009.
If you are a graduate student currently preparing a terminal project for inclusion in UFDC, please see the technical requirements listed above. If you graduated in the past from a program that required a terminal project in lieu of a thesis and you would like your work included in this collection, we are also happy to assist. The same permissions and technical guidelines apply to projects previously published, even if they reside in the library’s physical collections. If you have additional questions, please contact us.