HBV BIBSYS Brage

HBV BIBSYS Brage is the open research archive of Buskerud and Vestfold University College. It contains full-text academic articles, PHD theses, master theses, some Bachelor theses as well as some reports written by HBV employees and administrative documents of public interest. HBV BIBSYS Brage is a part of the national collaboration BIBSYS Brage, where over 50 institutions publish their publications.


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.

Agreement for electronic publication of material on BIBSYS Brage at HBV:

Norwegian:   Word    PDF

English:        Word    PDF