On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Moxley, Joseph wrote:
> What do you propose to do with a theses or dissertation that deviates from a
> linear text, one that uses multimedia and so on.
"When the content of a thesis consist primarily of other than printed
material (e.g, sound recording, video recordings, motion picture films,
slides ects.), you should include a written account of the development,
location and use of such materials."
If a person writes a computer program, in the back he can have a CD with
the program on it, but the program must be written out in the Appendices.
What good is it to have a program or something in the back of a thesis in
a CD or DVD format that in 10 years no one will be able to view.
Yes it takes up more room and time. It will help insure that information
that we do today will be here tomorrow.
> Would you prefer to have an animation rich, visual, nonlinear dissertation
> that is read by thousands or a linear document that is read by the
> dissertation chair and skimmed by other committee members?
> Your concerns are warranted. I don't know the solution to archiving, but
> I'd rather see new dissertation genres that will be well read than what
> we've been doing
> Joseph M. Moxley, Ph.D.
> Professor of English
> University of South Florida
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