The Brandeis Library has had a strong relationship with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), and since the founding of our institutional repository in 2008, the Library and GSAS saw the potential for depositing Master's Theses into the BIR. To date, there are 558 Master’s Theses in the BIR covering a variety of subjects. As a Master student, the BIR is a great place to retain a digital copy of your research. If you are curious about how this collection looks in the BIR, take a look and browse the Master’s Theses Collection.
Go to the main Brandeis Institutional Repository site - http://bir.brandeis.edu/
On the right-hand side, under Browse, go to My Account. Using your UNET credentials, login to your account
After logging in, under the My Account menu, select Submissions
You will then select "start a new submission" under the text Submissions
After you start your submission, you will be redirected to a new screen and will be asked to select a collection. From the drop-down menu select "Theses & Dissertations > GSAS Master's Theses Collection". Then select Next
On the next page, enter your name as it appears exactly on your thesis. As for your adviser, please check the BIR, a lot of advisers are already in the BIR. You want their name to be consistent. For example, if you adviser is John S. Smith and in the BIR, he is found by searching John Smith - Please use John Smith. From the drop-down menu, select your department and the year of your thesis. Once this information is completed, select Next.
The next page, you will enter subject headings (keywords that scholars would use to find your thesis), an abstract of your thesis and the copyright statement. Remember for copyright - Copyright by Jane Smith 2018. To find subject headings, you can search the Library of Congress subject headings: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects.html Select Next
When you upload your thesis, make sure it is a PDF and the file is named correctly. LastnameThesisYear. For example, SmithThesis2019. After you have uploaded your file select Next.
Before you complete the submission, you can review all the information you edited and make any corrections if needed. If everything looks okay, select Next.
The last page is a license agreement Check the box and select Complete Submission
After submitting, an Administrator will review your Submission and notify if any changes need to be made.
Embargos may be appropriate for authors 1) who are seeking patents, 2) who want to publish their work through a traditional press that considers open access publication to be equivalent to prior publication, 3) who have published material from their work with a publisher that does not allow open access release for a certain period of time, or 4) who need to protect sensitive data or information.
If you would like your thesis to be embargoed, please contact us with the details including the length of the embargo and the reason. You can contact us at:http://bir.brandeis.edu/cgi-bin/bir_feedback.pl