Theseus gives you online access to theses and publications from Finnish universities of applied sciences.
You may choose whether to upload your thesis or publication to make it available as an Open Access publication in Theseus or to upload it on to the Oamk Intranet instead, where the publication is accessible for reading only in the Oamk campus area network.
When uploading remember to consider copyright issues such as whether you need a permission for publishing your work as an Open Access publication from a third party eg. collaborative organization.
Start the uploading process of your thesis once it has been completed and your supervisor has approved it. A thesis may be uploaded to the database only once and cannot be edited once it has been uploaded. Therefore it is important that you upload the final, approved version of your thesis.
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Theses published in Theseus are freely available for browsing on the Internet and can also be found with a Google search, for example. We recommend that you remove any personal contact information, such as addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers, from the published thesis.
Before commencing the uploading of your thesis in Theseus, please read the checklist.
If you encounter any problems uploading your work, or if you for some reason want to cancel your uploading, please contact the library.
If you do not publish your thesis in Theseus, you should publish it on the Oamk Intranet. This way your thesis is available for everyone in the Oamk web environment through Oula-Finna database, but it will not be available outside of the University of Applied Sciences. However, your thesis can be sent on loan to other libraries.
You can have your thesis to published on the Oamk Intranet using the below instructions. Save your work only after your thesis has been approved. The thesis version to be saved on the Intranet must be the same as the final approved version. Don't save until the thesis is completely finished, because you can not delete your thesis from Intranet. If there are more than one thesis author, it is sufficient if one author submits the thesis on behalf of everyone else.
Instructions on the stages of the publishing process
In case of any problems contact the library. After you have reported your thesis to the intranet, you don't need to report it again to Theseus.
The thesis should consist of a single PDF file. It is easiest to convert your thesis into a PDF file, if it is one complete text file including the whole content, report etc.
You can convert a Word document into a PDF file in many ways. In Word probably the easiest way is to click File > Export > Create PDF/XPS.
Name the file using the format of Surname_Forename, for example Student_Steve.pdf. The characters allowed are 1-9, a-z, A-Z, _, - and space.
Combining PDF files using PDF-Tools
With the PDF-Tools -program it is possible to combine several PDF files into one.
Here are instructions on how to do it:
If you run into problems when converting your document into PDF or uploading your thesis into Theseus you can always send us email: theseus_kirjasto(a)oamk.fi.
NB! You will need a valid students user name to be able to upload your thesis in to Theseus. Remember to upload your thesis before you graduate!
If you are unable to log in, change your password and try again. Database containing passwords is updated once in an hour, so wait at least 1 hour before you try again. Please note that a valid password must contain at least 8 characters.
If you are still having problems, contact the library: theseus_kirjasto(a)oamk.fi.
”All rights reserved” means that you will retain the rights to your work in accordance with normal copyright legislation.
You also have the opportunity to share some of your copyrights with the users of your thesis by adopting a Creative Commons licence. With a Creative Commons licence, you can inform other users of what they are allowed to do with your work. You can, for example, allow them to copy, share, display or present your thesis or modified versions of it and to obligate them to reference your name as the original author. You can select a Creative Commons licence when you own all rights to your thesis or you have permission from the owners of parallel copyrights to use the licence. Read more about Creative Commons.
Theseus - Creative Commons FAQ