The BIBSYS Brage initiative is a part of the Open Access (OA) service.
OA aims to make all research results available in full text for everyone, free of charge. Read more about Open Access
Link to HBV BIBSYS Brage
Documents published prior to 2014 are archived in the two sub database systems: BIBSYS Brage HiBu and BIBSYS Brage HiVe.
What does the archive contain?
- Academic contributions (articles, anthologies and monographs)
- Reports and other documents published at HBV
- PHD theses
- Masters theses
- Bachelors theses
The documents are available free of charge in PDF format.
The benefits of HBV BIBSYS Brage
For the author, publishing a paper/article etc in HBV BIBSYS Brage, in addition to the original publishing source (parallel publishing), will lead to:
- Safe storing of the publications (permanent URL and routines for long-term saving)
- Increased availability through channels like BIBSYS and NORA (Norwegian Open Research Archives), which may lead to more readers and more citations
- Increased visibility, providing international access for researches living in developing countries
- Higher ranking in Google Scholar and Google when the author’s full name is searched for
- Opportunity to link to a certain publication from other web pages, for example from the author's curriculum vita
- The possibility to collect statistics of access to the published material:
- Total views and monthly views last six months
- The number of downloads
- Location of readers
To the university college and to people outside our organisation, HBV BIBSYS Brage will mean:
- Easy access to and overview of the university college’s academic output and student papers
- The opportunity to provide parallel publishing, as a supplement to traditional print publishing
- Free acess to research done at HBV
Do you wish to make your paper/report etc available in full text to others? If so, you have to:
- Fill out the Agreement for Electronic Publication of Material (se box on the right)
- Return the signed agreement with an electronic version of the paper/report to the library or to the studentservice, if your Masters/study contact tells you to.