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Library Procedure

Effective July 1, 2012.

The following is a general outline of the processing and preparation of Electronic Theses (ETD) for library access.

  1. Once a graduate student’s thesis is passed following the thesis defense, the student is to submit the final corrected copy electronically as a PDF document to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) at
  2. FGSR will then upload to the Archer Library's oURspace.
  3. The Library holds the e-thesis until the student is awarded his/her degree at Executive of Council's monthly meetings.  
  4. The Library will then catalogue the thesis and approve for release on oURspace.
  5. Library and Archives Canada's Thesis Portal harvests theses on oURspace.
  6. FGSR will receive confirmation that the e-thesis has been uploaded to Archives Canada the Archer Library's Collection.