UMI will prepare archival digital copies and microfilm copies, both of which are maintained in perpetuity and migrated to new storage media as necessary, in accord with UMI's contract with the Library of Congress.
UMI then disseminates your work to various bibliographic databases and indexes and publishes a full-text copy of your work on a website available to the Binghamton University community.
However, even without registering the thesis/dissertation with the federal copyright office, the copyright notice on the page following the title page is sufficient to effect a copyright for the author.
You may also order bound hard copies of your thesis/dissertation through Pro Quest/UMI.
Payment of the Thesis/Dissertation Processing Fee is available upon successful submission of the Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD).
Once the GAFD is submitted, the link to submit payment will be available on the confirmation page and in a confirmation email. The processing fees cover electronic submission; indexing and abstract services; microfilming and archiving; and digital storage and access.
Please note that some departments/programs require students to purchase at least one bound hard copy of the thesis/dissertation to be archived with the department. See the Graduate School Manual for a list of departments/programs that have informed the Graduate School that they do not require bound hard copies.
After submitting your thesis/dissertation electronically, submit the following materials to the Graduate School.
If there are no issues with the components of the formal submission, the student will receive an email from the Curate ND/ETD website stating that the dissertation or thesis has been approved by the Graduate School.
If you have questions about any component of the formal submission checklist, please contact the dissertation editors: Shari Hill Sweet and Laura Patzschke The Graduate School 117 Bond Hall Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 Phone: (574) 631-7545 E-mail: [email protected] checklists apply to formal submissions only.