Knowledge Bank submission
The Knowledge Bank is a permanent archive, meaning projects should be in their absolute final form before they are submitted. As the instructions state, “All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.” Here are the steps for Knowledge Bank submission:
- Students should set up their account through the Knowledge Bank within the final semester of their final year. Instructions to assist with the use of the Knowledge Bank can be found on the library’s website.
- Students can find DNP projects currently in the Knowledge Bank here.
- Once the student has successfully defended their project and the Chair and committee have given final approval to the document, the student should submit the final approved document in Word (.doc/.docx) to the currently appointed Knowledge Bank Faculty Liaison (Gerene Bauldoff), via email at email@example.com.
- The Faculty Liaison will review the document for correct formatting, If there are major issues, the document will be send it back to the student and the advisor.
- Please submit the document in Word to permit MINOR formatting changes (pagination, margins, page breaks, etc). Content will not be edited to avoid overstepping the chair or the committee.
- Once the document has been reviewed and approved, it will be converted to the required PDF.
- The PDF document will be emailed back to the student, their Committee Chair and Maureen Walsh at the Knowledge Bank to provide notification that it has been approved for upload.
- The student will then take the approved PDF and submit that to the knowledge bank for upload.
- Students submit their project to the Knowledge Bank, using the “Submission Guidelines” which are linked to from the instructions The KB does a final review then it goes “live” in the Knowledge Bank. The KB Staff will provide the student a permanent stable URL to their project in the KB.
- Students are permitted to request an “embargo” of 1, 3, or 5 years. The term “embargo,” used in this context, is a request by a source (in this case, the student/author) that the information (the DNP project) will not be published until a certain date. This delays public access to the project, during which time the public can see that it exists, but access to the full text will not be available. The KB will publish only the abstract – the full document will remain “locked” until the embargo is retired. When the embargo period is over, the KB staff update the item to make it publicly accessible.
- For students who are producing a manuscript-type Final Project, the document submitted to the currently appointed Library Faculty Liaison, for submission to the Knowledge Bank, shall consist of the complete document as specified by the student’s Chair and committee. However, be advised it is recommended that the document should be embargoed for the maximum time period – 5 years – to permit the student time to pursue publication. This is a wise precautionary action, if publication of the project, in the KB, is treated by a publisher as a “prior publication.”
- Note: Submission of the DNP Final Project to the Knowledge Bank is strongly encouraged, but is not mandatory for graduation from the DNP Program.
Approved DNP-SC: March 5, 2020