Digital Dissertations

What is a digital dissertation?

There are a range of possibilities for what constitutes a digital dissertation, from a fully interactive website online to a searchable catalog of images that accompanies a traditional book-length text. Databases, websites, interactive maps, and recordings of sound and video might all be parts of a digital dissertation in any discipline. Generally, however, we don’t include digitized dissertations, or online versions of traditional dissertations, in our definition.

The posts in this section of the website provide information about digital dissertations at CUNY and beyond:

  • The Support section offers links to resources at The Graduate Center.
  • For information on assessment of digital scholarship, see the Evaluation Guidelines page.
  • Dissertation Events are featured in a list of upcoming and recent events on topics that may be of interest to digital dissertation researchers.
  • Dissertation Reflections are posts and links to conversations and essays on the processes involved in creating digital dissertation projects.
  • Related Issues are topics such as Open Access and embargoes, for people interested in the ways dissertation practices have changed in recent years.
  • GC students can now fill out a Digital Dissertations Consultation Request form and discuss digital dissertation project ideas with one of the Digital Fellows.



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