ILLUSTRATION: STEVEN VEACH

No additional bound volumes of senior theses will join the 63,000-plus that are stored in Mudd Library’s basement. In a leap into the ­digital age, Mudd will save only PDFs of senior ­theses beginning with the Class of 2013; they will be searchable from any computer within the ­University network through Princeton’s digital repository, DataSpace. Theses  from prior years will continue to be available  in paper format; the library said there are no plans to systematically convert those to a ­digital format. 

Doctoral dissertations have been available online since the last academic year, though students can choose to restrict access. The Senior Thesis Collection is Mudd’s most frequently used ­collection.