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Get Ready: Dissertation Summer Camp


For most master's or doctoral students, the thesis or dissertation is the big one, the first long, original research they've ever done. To help students gain just-in-time tools to smooth the research and writing process, VCU's research librarians have organized a day packed with information and expertise that grad students need.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, or to register offline, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.


9 a.m.
Introduction to thesis/dissertation planning

9:30 a.m.
Filing your research in Scholar's Compass

10 a.m.
Metadata for disoverability

11 a.m.
Copyright for thesis/dissertation authors

11:30 a.m.
Accessibility for electronic thesis/dissertation

Lunch Break (on your own)

1 p.m.
File storage and data organization

2 p.m.
Ethics breakout sessions (choose animal or human ethics)

3 p.m.
File versioning and file types in thesis/dissertation

Image: Get Ready, by Emily Kundrot