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 show the printed version at SiT for registration. After that, you bring the printed thesis to your faculty.
- 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 - select Thesis - Confidential thesis) 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.