Please be sure to use the standard forms of departmental abbreviations from the document Departmental designations in call numbers and subject headings.The entire departmental abbreviation goes into the Unicorn call number.
Please be sure to use the standard forms of departmental abbreviations from the document Departmental designations in call numbers and subject headings.
In addition, the Graduate School has implemented a new Thesis & Dissertation Support Services center that will provide seminars, guidance, and other resources for students preparing the thesis/dissertation.
We highly recommend that you begin preparing at least one year in advance of your planned completion date.
If you’re on an RA or TA that goes AFTER the date on your original I-20, you must have your I-9 form redone.
If you do not have a new I-9 form in the system, you will not be allowed to work.
If you are considering applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) you should already have a scheduled FINAL defense confirmed by the Graduate School.
There is a 90 day processing period for OPT, apply as soon as you schedule your defense to avoid any visa issues.
Here is the basic anatomy of a MARC record for a thesis: At the close of each semester, the Design Library receives print copies of masters theses in the subject areas of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Art Design. A&D staff enter 'completion date' in the Design Special Projects database. Completed final projects will be passed to Serials for binding. Serials will determine if additional CD/DVDs are needed. Serials staff will send CD/DVD to Preservation for additional copies.1. Use a piggyback barcode for thesis only (accompanying CD/DVD is not barcoded, but place disc in a Tybek envelope)Note: The SCRC copy is the archival copy.
Acquistions & Discovery creates original records for these theses. Copies go to Hill, Design and Special Collections:1. Accompanying material call number/item record and barcode are stored in Sirsi for inventory purposes but accompanying material are not checked in/out of book Bot.
These should receive automatic (XX) call numbers with Class Scheme of MFTHESIS, Library SPECOLL, and home location MICROFORMS.
This class scheme enables the display of a generic note in place of the call number in our public catalog ("Microform NCSU Thesis/Dissertation").