Embargo Process for ScholarWorks@UARK:
Undergraduate Theses and Projects
The student submits the thesis/project directly to ScholarWorks@UARK; the submission guidelines are available in the User's Guide.
Research Relating to Potential Patents: If the thesis/project contains research relating to a potential patent, it should not be submitted to ScholarWorks@UARK until the title and abstract may be publicly displayed.
Indefinite Embargo: ScholarWorks@UARK does not accept a thesis/project under an indefinite embargo.
Limited-Period Embargo: The student chooses an embargo period (one year, 18 months, two years, three years). Although the thesis/project itself is not accessible, the metadata record, including the date when it will become accessible, appears in ScholarWorks@UARK immediately.
Two weeks before the embargo's expiration, the student receives a notice, giving him/her the opportunity to renew the embargo or to release the thesis/project.
If he/she chooses to renew, the thesis/project remains inaccessible and the accessibility date on the metadata record is changed.
If he/she chooses to release the thesis/project or if he/she does not respond to the notice of expiration, the thesis/project becomes fully accessible and the accessibility date is removed from the metadata record.
No Embargo: Both the metadata and the thesis become accessible in ScholarWorks@UARK immediately.
Updated March 2018