What is the purpose of archiving Capstone projects?
Its purpose is to provide long-term access to Capstone projects for researchers
within and outside the University.
Which formats can be archived?
The easiest way to be sure that your Capstone project can be archived is to create your project in one or more of the preferred archival formats.
Is my Capstone or thesis archivable?
If your Capstone or thesis consists primarily of a fieldwork experience, and you're
not required to write a report, give a presentation, or make a film about
the fieldwork, then your Capstone or thesis is probably not archivable. Capstone or thesis
deliverables don't have to be tangible, but they do need to be more than
conceptual or experiential. For example, if your deliverable is a poetry
reading at the annual Capstone Festival, then you could archive a scanned
digital image of your handwritten poem along with a video recording of
your poetry reading at the Festival.
What is the Author Access form for?
Most of the information from this form will be used create access to your Capstone or thesis in the Library's catalog and on the Capstone & Thesis Archive website. The private information (your address, email, etc.) will be kept in the Library's private records to identify you as the owner of the Capstone or thesis. This form is also an agreement between you as the author and the Library, letting each other know that we each understand our rights and responsibilities with regard to copyright. The Author Access form should be filled out and submitted online before you turn in your Capstone or thesis to the Library. Your Capstone or thesis cannot be archived without this form.
Who will be able to look at my Capstone project?
Most Capstone projects will be accessible from the Capstone & Thesis
Archive website and the Library's catalog, Voyager. These are both freely
accessible on the Internet.
Can I limit access to my Capstone or thesis to CSUMB researchers only?
Yes. You also can hold back access to your Capstone or thesis for one year, or you
can allow immediate access. These options are available on the Author
Access form, which you must complete and submitte with your Capstone or thesis.
What if I change my mind about who can access my Capstone project after I archive it?
You can restrict or expand access to your Capstone project, or remove it from the Archive at any time.
How long does it take to archive my Capstone project?
Putting your project into an archival format and completing the necessary form will take approximately 20 minutes.
Where can I see an example of an archived Capstone or thesis?
Who can answer my questions?
Click on the Browse Archive link and select
which Capstone or thesis area you'd like to browse. You'll find individual Capstone or thesis
titles under all links on this page.
Content-related questions or ideas:
Your faculty Capstone advisor
Computer related/technical questions about the formats:
Information about the Archive, archival process or any of the forms:
TAT Capstone formats and archiving:
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