Munin FAQ - english
What is Munin, and what can you find in Munin?
Munin is the institutional repository of the University of Tromsø. Read more
How may my master thesis be included in Munin?
Master theses (and similar) are submitted for examination through Munin. Click Submit thesis in the Munin menue:
Students log in by use of their usual password. In the submission form you may, if you prefer, indicate that you do not want your thesis available in Munin. You may also specify that your thesis is to be made available in Munin at some specified future date. If you, at submission through Munin, decided not to have your thesis available in Munin, you are free to change your mind at any time. If so, please contact Munin. If you have a master thesis from previous years, which was not submitted through Munin, you are welcome to include it in Munin. Please send a pdf version of your thesis to [us in Munin].
I submitted a version of my master thesis which is not the correct one – what do I do?
If you realize you submitted the wrong document (for instance a version which was not the final), you should contact the administration at your institute (or faculty), and explain what went wrong. The administrator will enable you to log in and exchange the erroneous document with the correct one. Alternatively you may make a full new submission, entering all information in the submission form once again. You will still need to contact the administration at your institute or faculty as soon as possible, to explain which submission is the correct one.
How may I alter the choices I made while submitting my master thesis?
Having finished the submission of your master thesis, you do not have access to log in and do any alterations. If you want to make any changes, for instance how and when your thesis may be included in Munin, please contact the administration at your institute or faculty as soon as possible.
How may my doctoral thesis be included in Munin?
As a pilot project, doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education are submitted for approval through Munin. Click Submit thesis in the Munin menue:
Log in is done by use of the usual password. In the submission form you may, if you prefer, indicate that you do not want your thesis available in Munin. You may also specify that (part of) your thesis is not to be made available in Munin until at some specified future date. Candidates at the other UiT faculties submit their thesis for approval in the way their faculty instructs. These theses are of course most welcome to be included in Munin. Please send your theses directly to Munin. The same applies for older theses. Please contact Munin.
My doctoral thesis consists of articles which are published or in the process of being published in journals. Does this mean my thesis may not be included in Munin?
There is a huge variety with respect to what the publishers and the journals allows you to do with your articles. Some accept the articles to be included in Munin, some do not. The Munin managers includes as much as possible of each thesis in Munin, in accordance with the publishers’ and journals’ policy on this issue. The Munin managers are determined not to create any problems with respect to having your articles published.
Why are not all master and doctoral theses at UiT available in Munin?
Each individual thesis author has the right (along with possible co-authors) to determine if and when his/her thesis are to be made available in Munin.
How may I have my scientific articles included in Munin?
This is easily done through the CRIS-system CRIStin. You will find a button in the screen, named “Deliver full-text document”:
This button appears in the bottom of the screen as soon as you have finished recording your article in CRIStin. You will also find this button for each of the articles previously recorded in CRIStin. Click the button, and uploading your article to Munin is done with very little effort. The Munin managers will check what the publisher and journal in question allows us to include in Munin. All you need to do is a couple of clicks! Note: We reccomend that you upload a pdf with your final draft post refereeing, some times called ”postprint”. This is the version most publishers allows us to include in Munin. However, if your article is published as Open Access, then the published version is free to be included in Munin. So in that case, please upload the published version.
What is the publishers’ response to openly available articles in Munin?
No articles (or other documents) are made openly available in Munin, unless this is in accordance with what the rights holder accepts. It is very normal that the author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to the publisher while signing the publishing contract for an article. The different publishers have very diverse policies regarding what they allow a repository like Munin to do. However, most publishers accept author’s final draft post refereeing to be included in Munin. A common restriction is a time embargo of a half or a full year. The published version, with the layout of the journal, the publishers normally do not accept to include in Munin.
What is the publishers’ response to unpublished manuscripts openly available in Munin?
The copyright of unpublished manuscripts belongs to the author, who may do with the manuscripts as he or she pleases. Some publishers disapprove if submitted manuscripts already are freely available in an open repository like Munin. Therefore it may be advisable to wait until the manuscript is accepted for publishing, before submitting your final draft to Munin.
What are the advantages for me of having my scientific papers freely available in Munin?
“To see and be seen” – or rather “to read and be read”. The documents in Munin are disseminated very efficiently. Potential readers will find the Munin documents through numerous channels, and no one are barred by access barriers like payment charges. Freely available scientific papers are more read and more cited than comparable papers only accessible through journal subscription or other forms of payment. Munin is UiT’s contribution to the world wide trend of making publicly financed research publicly accessible through internet. Each document in Munin has it’s permanent internet address, which you may use in your CV and in reference lists. Also, each documentet in Munin is kept safe by the Norwegian National Library.
May I be alerted when a new document within my area of interest appears in Munin?
This is easily done by the use of RSS. The content of Munin is organised within communities (faculties and institutes) and collections. Click your way into a community or a collection. There you will find the RSS button.
When linking to individual documents in Munin, please use the persistent handle address, to avoid the problem of future dead links. You will find the handle address clearly displayed in each Munin record. It looks like this: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/xxxx, where xxxx replaces an individual number for each record.
It is also very easy to link to communities or collections in Munin.
How do I contact Munin?
You will find contact information here.