Answered By: Ben Murphy
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017     Views: 13

Digital (PDF/A) Version

Each student must deposit with the library a copy of the thesis in digital form. 

The digital copy must be a pdf/a file. Create one by following the pdf/a instruction sheet while using Adobe Acrobat XI on either of the two computers closest to the Penrose Circulation Desk. Students with questions about digital formatting should contact the WCTS Multimedia Development Lab in Hunter Conservatory at mdl@whitman.edu.

Combine the Thesis Title page and Certificate of Approval Form that only contains the advisor’s name (no signature) together with your thesis into a single PDF/A file. When you’ve completed all the formatting guidelines, you’re ready to fill out the digital thesis submission form.

Note: If your PDF file size is greater than 25MB, instead of uploading your PDF/A file, bring the file on a flash drive to Kathleen Hutchison in Rm. 213. A digital thesis submission form is still required.

Copyright: In order to include any text, images, audiovisual, or other material not created by you, the material must be in the public domain or fall within the parameters of fair use. If the material does not fall within either of those categories, authors must receive permission from the copyright owner to include that material in their digital thesis. For more information, see the library’s tutorial on copyright at Whitman or contact Dalia Corkrum, Library Director, at corkrum@whitman.edu.

Permissions: The author of the thesis must complete a non-exclusive distribution license and select a level of access, subject to thesis advisor’s approval:

1. Worldwide distribution via the Internet, or

2. Local distribution only to authorized users of Whitman’s network

If the thesis is co-authored, all authors, even those not earning honors designation, must sign the non-exclusive distribution license. All thesis co-authors and thesis advisor(s) should sign the same form. Submit the non-exclusive distribution license to the Library by the Reading Day due date.

Digital Thesis Submission Form

Please click: Digital Thesis Submission Form to start your digital submission process.