On 18 November 2009, the Education Committee decided that master’s theses must be submitted electronically as well as in a printed version.
You must always submit an electronic version of your master’s thesis in Brage – even if you restrict access to the thesis.
Submission to and publication in Brage in brief:
- If you have submitted your master theses without getting the receipt on E-mail, you are welcome to log in to Brage when you are at SiT to confirm the submission.
- Step by step-guide to submitting your thesis.
- The thesis must be submitted in PDF format.
- Even though you have submitted an electronic version of your thesis to Brage, you must nonetheless submit the printed version to SiT.
- A receipt for submission in Brage must be submitted with the printed version of the thesis. The receipt will be sent to your email after registration is complete.
- The University Library will publish the thesis (if it is not confidential) in Brage so that the full content will be openly available in full-text version on the internet.
The advantages of using Brage:
- Your thesis will be stored in Brage, NMBU’s electronic research archive, and will always be accessible via a permanent internet address.
- You will retain the copyright to your thesis, while NMBU is permitted to publish it in Brage.
- Brage is indexed by Google Scholar.
- Brage observes the international OAI (Open Archives Initiative) standard for exchange of metadata, and your thesis is therefore retrievable via national and international information services such as NORA and OAIster.
- Publication online is also a way of marketing your master’s thesis to a wider audience.
Submission of previous thesis
Students who have left NMBU can contact the Brage group for publication of previously approved theses.