Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020     Views: 17

Some Undergraduate programs at the Claremont Colleges require undergraduate students to deposit a copy of their Senior Thesis in Scholarship@Claremont (S@C) our open-access repository maintained by The Claremont Colleges Library.  Please check with your specific program or registrar’s office to see if you are required to submit to S@C.

As the student author of your undergraduate thesis you must upload and deposit your thesis in S@C yourself. You can do that at the Scholarship@Claremont page. Authors retain copyright for all content contributed to S@C. Submitting your thesis to the S@C repository does not transfer your copyright; it only grants the Library a non-exclusive license to distribute and preserve the document. This means that you give the library the right to display your work as part of S@C, but that won’t stop you from sharing it or disseminating it or adapting it as you see fit.

As a scholar it is also your responsibility to do a Fair Use Analysis before uploading your thesis, especially if you use content that is protected by copyright (e.g. images, graphs/charts, interviews, videos, music, etc.).

As a Senior undergraduate you may select one of two options for others to access to your thesis;

1. Open Access (OA) which is unrestricted online access to your thesis for anyone, anywhere in the world to view, download, and cite, at no cost.

2. Campus Access Only Restricts access to the IP range of the Claremont Colleges, requiring a login to access. Only current students, faculty and staff will have access. All others will only be able to see a brief record describing your thesis.

For more information on depositing your thesis, access types and copyright and fair use you can watch this video or contact your subject librarian for more information.

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