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Open Access Theses & Dissertations: Airing The Anxieties & Finding The Facts, Jill Cirasella Jan 2016

Open Access Theses & Dissertations: Airing The Anxieties & Finding The Facts, Jill Cirasella

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Writing a thesis or dissertation is hard, and now that most theses and dissertations are deposited and distributed electronically, graduating students face an additional complication: they must decide whether they want to make their dissertations immediately open access (OA), or, at universities that require OA, they must come to terms with the fact that their work will be OA. In this presentation, I survey and scrutinize the anxieties and myths surrounding OA theses and dissertations.