Volltext-Downloads (blau) und Frontdoor-Views (grau)



1.1. What can I publish here?

  • bibliographic records and fulltext documents of staff of FH Vorarlberg, e.g. articles, monographs, reports, conference proceedings (see also OA-031 - access only for staff of FH Vorarlberg, at the moment only available in German)
  • scientific series of FH Vorarlberg
  • scientific working papers of FH Vorarlberg
  • master's theses of students of FH Vorarlberg

  • 1.2. How do I publish my work here?

    Please click on the publication link on the start page.
    First you are requested to choose a document type. Right beneath that you can upload your document files. The maximum file size is 100 MB.
    By checking the box "declaration of consent" you agree to the terms of use for Opus.
    What follows now is the actual form. You have to fill in data about your publication here (so called metadata), which is used to describe your work in catalouges and other bibliographic directories. Describe the document you want to upload using the categories and fields on the publication form. Depending on the document type, some of these fields are mandatory and therefore have to be filled in. Please describe your document as clear as possible.
    After you have finished the form, all data will be displayed once again. You can check your entries now, than make changes if necessary and save your document.
    Metadata are checked by the repository management before putting the publication online. You will receive a notification about the approval by email. It is then no longer possible to change or delete the publication.
    Detailed instructions for uploading scientific publications can be found here. Instructions for uploading master's theses can be found here.

    Note: In oder to publish your work cookies have to be enabled in your web browser.

    By checking the box "declaration of consent" you agree to the following legal aspects:

    I have read and understood the Terms of Use for the repository of the library of Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH, which I accept in full. I hereby provide my consent to the designated use. This also encompasses the irrevocable, non-exclusive and free right to store uploaded documents on the OPUS publication server of Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH, as well as to publish such documents online and to process them for this purpose, to duplicate the documents as well as to convert them to other formats and disclose to third parties for publication and archive purposes and in order to maintain accessibility. I assure that no third-party rights are infringed by the provision of the documents.

    If the document has already been published, you need to check whether and when the full text of your publication can be uploaded in Opus.
    Subject to special conditions (e.g. embargo period, upload of the preprint version), publishers allow secondary publications in repositories. You can find information on this in your author's contract, on the publisher's website and on Sherpa Romeo.
    The possibility of a subsequent publication of uploaded documents with a professional publisher must be clarified by the authors on a case-by-case basis. This procedure also applies to any possible later publication of master's theses.

    If you choose a Creative Commons licence when uploading your full text, you grant third parties the corresponding rights depending on the selected licence.
    There is no provision for the granting of Creative Commons licences for master’s theses.

    3.1. Search function

    In Opus all common search functions are available for research, for example phrase search, wildcards and a simple search across all relevant fields. In the advanced search you can search specifically for authors, titles, other persons, reviewers, abstracts, full texts and years.
    Please find our search tips here.

    3.2. Browse function

    You can use the “browse” function to get an overview of the existing documents according to certain classification criteria, for example according to document type, year, assigned publication list, organisational unit or course of studies.

    4.1 Contact

    Repository management of the library of FH Vorarlberg
    +43 5572 792 2105

    4.2. Documentation

    This document server is based on the repository software OPUS 4. OPUS is documented here: https://www.opus-repository.org.

    4.3. Imprint

    Information according to § 25 Media Act and information according to § 5 of the E-Commerce Act:

    Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH
    Campus V
    Hochschulstrasse 1
    6850 Dornbirn

    +43 5572 792
    +43 5572 792 9500

    Company registration number: FN 165415h
    Company Register Court of Feldkirch
    VAT ID: ATU 38076103

    Mag. Stefan Fitz-Rankl

    100% state of Vorarlberg

    Members of the supervisory board:
    President of the Landtag Mag. Harald Sonderegger - Chair,
    Dr Ernst Bitsche - Deputy Chair,
    Dr Bertram Batlogg,
    Mag. Gabriela Dür,
    MMag. Stefanie Fußenegger,
    Dr Christoph Jenny,
    Dr Ludwig Summer
    Dr Eva Häfele

    Delegates from the works council:
    Dr Markus Reichart,
    Karin Wüstner-Dobler, MSc,
    Betr.eoc. Ing. Werner Manahl,
    Bianca Bösch

    Information on the purpose of the company can be found here.

    Supervisory authorities:
    Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria / Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

    Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH is a member of the Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences.

    We would like to thank the organisers of the repository of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover for kindly providing their FAQs as a basis for this help page.