May 30, 2012
Digitized supplemental files policy change for theses/dissertations
Digitized supplemental files to a paper copy of a thesis or dissertation are now acceptable, as opposed to the former stipulation that all material had to be in printed form, said Andrew Wesolek, scholarly communications librarian in the USU Merrill-Cazier Library.
In other words, a paper copy of a thesis or dissertation is still required for archival purposes, and may include a CD with the digitized supplemental files (which will be bound with the archival copy).
For the Digital Commons version, large appended data sets, computer code, etc. that were previously appended in printed form may now be submitted as digitized files, so long as no single file exceeds 150 MB. If at all possible, students should submit files that do not require a different kind of software to open them (but accommodations can be made if that is not possible) from the software used to create the thesis/dissertation.
These changes are already in effect.