Submitting your thesis or dissertation this year?
Please review the Five Steps below to prepare to submit your ETD for approval by your advisor and committee.
If you need to modify or manage your ETD submission online before submitting (login required):
Once your ETD appears in Digital WPI, you will be able to view, retrieve, download, and share it.
Correction and revision
Once a submitted ETD has been accepted, it is considered an academic record and cannot be edited. Any corrections to submitted works should be submitted in the form of a correcting addendum, to be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Changing names or other descriptions of submitted works (metadata)
The WPI Library routinely corrects, amends, adds, or otherwise revises metadata describing works in Digital WPI, including student works, to enhance accuracy and improve retrievability of the works. All users of Digital WPI including authors are welcome to suggest such changes by contacting Digital WPI at email@example.com.
We recognize that personal names used in Digital WPI descriptive information may not reflect preferred, lived, or corrected names. We welcome requests for changes in displayed names in the descriptions of works, from all authors, advisors, or contributors to materials in Digital WPI. No justification is required for a requestor’s name change to be implemented. The change does not need to reflect the requestor’s past or current legal name(s).
To request that your name be changed in the description of materials in Digital WPI, email the Digital WPI administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org ) with the following information:
1. Name(s) currently listed on your works in Digital WPI, and role (ie author, advisor, contributor)
2. Complete list of materials with the previously used name on them, with a link to each item
3. The new name that you would like to be used in describing the materials
4. Whether you want us to retain the previous name in addition to the new name
Once we receive a request, we will change the name as requested on the item record(s). This can usually be done quickly (within a few days or weeks at the most).
It is also possible for us to add a preferred, new, or lived name but also to retain a previously used name in the metadata for your work.
You are responsible for contacting your coauthors, advisors, or others, if you want them to know about the change(s) you’ve requested.
Digital WPI administrators will keep a private record of the change(s) made, as part of our archival responsibility, but we will not share this information with others without permission from the requestor.