OPUS - Repository for students

BIB 70-100

What you need to know

The OPUS (Online Publication System) is the institutional Repository of HFU and enables free publication, permanent evidence and dissemination of university publications with and without full text.

You can enter publications published by yourself in OPUS. Your entries will not be visible immediately after entering them in OPUS, they will be activated manually by the OPUS administrators.

After the publication of your entry in OPUS changes are only possible via the administrators. Send your change request to: opus-hfu(at)hs-furtwangen.de.
 

What you have to do

  1. Go to the HFU Libraries webpage and click on the green Library search button.

  2. Open OPUS.

  3. Click on the "Publish" menu item.

  4. Select the appropriate document type for your work.

    • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

  5. In the "Upload document(s)" section you can upload the full text of your document.

    • For documents with multiple authors, the consent and publication rights of all authors are required. Please check in advance.

  6. Confirm that you have read and agree with the legal notice.

  7. Click "Continue to next step".

  8. The "Publish" input mask opens.

    • Please note that this input mask may vary for each document type. Fields may be missing or other fields may be added.
      As an example, here are the instructions for the document type Bachelor's Thesis.

  9. Select the language of the document content.

  10. Enter the main title of your publication.

    • If a translation of the title should also be entered, click "Add another title".
      Enter the corresponding title in the additional field.

  11. Enter the abstract of your document in the "Abstract(s)" field.

    • If you would like to document the abstract in another language as well, click the "Add another abstract" button.

  12. All authors of the publication are entered in the "Authors" field. The first name is written out in full if possible, the last name is mandatory.

    • To enter multiple authors, click "Add another author".

  13. Enter the year of publication in the "Year of completion" field.

  14. In the "Supervisor" field, enter the primary supervisor at HFU.

  15. Select the awarding institution from the drop-down menu.

    • If the institution is not Furtwangen University, select it anyway and enter the correct institution in the comments field.

  16. In the "Keywords" field, enter between three and five keywords related to your work.

    • Multiple keywords are entered using the "Add another keyword" button.

  17. In the "Program" field, select your study programme from the drop-down menu.

  18. In the "Functional area" field, the appropriate functional area is selected via the drop-down menu.

    • This field is only mandatory for students of the HFU Business School.

  19. In the "Space for notes" field under "Remarks", further information about your publication can be entered. These notes will be read by the administrators before the document is released.

    • Comments are not visible to the public.

  20. If you want to post your document in full text, you should specify a licence for the subsequent use of your document. If you do not want to post full text, select "The Copyright Act applies".

  21. In the "Access right" field, you can select whether the document should be accessible to the public or only within the university.

    • The access right refers exclusively to the full text.
      The metadata is always displayed.

  22. Click "Continue to next step".

    • You will receive a summary of your information.

  23. Check your entries and finish the publishing process by selecting "Save document".

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