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Digital Support Services (DSS)
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.392.6597

Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Project

The George A. Smathers Libraries has initiated a project to retrospectively digitize and make available on the Internet any dissertation written by a University of Florida doctoral candidate and accepted by the University of Florida. It is our goal to make the documents fully text searchable and easily harvested by Internet search engines, allowing the full breadth and scope of scholarship produced at the University of Florida to be made available across the world quickly and easily.

Please note that there will be no cost to the author for this service. This project is entirely supported using Library resources.

To see an example of a paper dissertation that has been converted, please see the 1955 dissertation by Julian Granberry, A Survey of Bahamian Archeology.

Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Policy:

UF Theses & Dissertations Digital Collection:

Contact Christy Shorey at (352)273-2831 or email with any questions, comments or concerns you may have regarding this project.

If you agree to digitization and Internet distribution of your Dissertation as part of the University of Florida Digital Collections:

Please print, complete and sign a permission form

Permission Form:
Regulations require an original signature. E-mail cannot be accepted.

And mail it to:

Theses & Dissertations Scanning Project
Digital Services & Shared Collections
University of Florida Libraries
P.O Box 117008
Gainesville , FL 32611-7008

Thank you for your contribution to the UF Digital Collections and enriching the resources available to the University of Florida's student and faculty researchers.

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