By Beck Reitmeyer and Sharon West
SLAC-related theses are available on the Web. Is your thesis there?
The Technical Publications department keeps track of theses based on
work done at SLAC as SLAC Reports. As such, students benefit by having
their thesis posted to the Web (therefore always available), reviewed for
patent and included in SPIRES.
Moreover, we cover printing and distribution of the thesis to roughly
25 HEP libraries worldwide and provide students with up to ten bound
copies for their own distribution.
Students aren't the only ones who benefit. The Lab and its
collaborations benefit by having their work maintained in a comprehensive,
publicly accessible list of intellectual work, while seamlessly complying
with DOE requirements.
You can search for a SLAC thesis by title or author name through SPIRES
through the new search engine (select the SLAC Publications collection at
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/search/index.html), or through the
TechPubs FastFind if you already know the report number (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/pubs/fastfind.html).
For questions about publishing your thesis at SLAC, please contact
Crystal Tilghman (Ext. 2677) or Sharon West (Ext. 2594).