A few months ago we were approached by the Graduate Studies Department about printing and binding theses and dissertations for graduate students. The library had been helping students acquire personal copies, but recently they decided to just obtain a copy for their own collection, leaving students to find their own way to obtain personal copies.
Our phenomenal I.T. staff created a program, GradWorks Online, to upload files, choose cover colors, including gold or silver foil for cover text, and to choose single or double-sided printing. You can also choose to have your book printed in B/W and color, or just in black and white only. And, we now sew the books with our new sewing equipment!
Wow! the books look great!!!
What's amazing is that we have already printed and bound HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of copies!!!
What's also nice is that GradWorks Online doesn't just have to be for a thesis or a dissertation; if you want to publish a paper, scholarly work, or if you have something else you are excited to published and have hardbound (and have a book that looks stunning!), this is a great way to do it.
GradWorksonline.com and see how easy it is to use.