FPE DRUM Community

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has a community home page on the University of Maryland’s digital repository (DRUM) system.

If you are an alumnus of FPE and have not yet given authorization for your thesis to be uploaded to DRUM, please complete the release form and return it to Sharon Hodgson. For your convenience, both Word and PDF versions are available below:

Project Background

In response to a recommendation from the Department’s Curriculum Advisory Committee, our goal is to make copies of all Department of Fire Protection Engineering theses available electronically through the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM).

As a digital repository, files are maintained on DRUM for the long term. Descriptive information on the deposited works is distributed freely to search engines. Unlike the Web, where pages come and go and addresses to resources can change overnight, repository items have a permanent URL and the institution is committed to maintaining the service into the future.

The University of Maryland Libraries manage both the software and hardware for DRUM as a service to the campus.  DRUM allows both searching and browsing of deposited works.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sharon Hodgson
phone:  301-405-3963
fax:         301-405-9383
Email: shodgson@umd.edu