Permission to Post Bound Theses and Dissertations


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To have the restrictions removed and to broaden access to the research and scholarship in the university's BTDs, pre-1997 theses and dissertation authors may share their copyright with the university by sending us this statement:

I hereby grant to Virginia Tech a non-exclusive license to release my [choose one: thesis or dissertation] for worldwide access.

Send this statement in a letter or email with your name, your thesis or dissertation title, and your year of completion to BTD_permissions@vt.edu or to

BTD Permissions
Digital Library and Archives
University Libraries, Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001


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