In August 2013, the George Mason University Libraries published Mason’s 1,000th “ETD” or electronic thesis or dissertation in the Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS) operated by University Libraries.
The history-making dissertation was “An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Financial Execution for Weapon System Programs” by Erich Morman, MS Operations Engineering ’02 and PhD Systems Engineering and Operations Research ’13. “The submission process was very straightforward,” says Morman. “I’m excited to have my dissertation in MARS where it’ll be easily accessible to my colleagues and future researchers.”
MARS is a stable, well-managed, permanent archive for digital scholarly and research materials of enduring value produced by Mason faculty, staff and students. According to Wally Grotophorst, associate university librarian for Digital Programs and Systems, “MARS is also home to many of the University Libraries’ noteworthy digital collections — for example, Mason’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition or the Oliver Atkins Photography Collection.” Read More