Hi Michael,
We are using DSpace to provide an ETD service.  The collaborative side of this work is relatively basic but we have written some code to allow for supervision of submissions by a group of advisors/supervisors and have worked out a workflow which suits the Edinburgh (and hopefully therefore the UK's) theses submission process.  It would be a small conceptual (as opposed to coding) step to alter the code we have written to be for collaborative as opposed to supervised authoring of documents.  A new version of our software will be out very shortly, so you could have a look at that if it interests you.  In the mean time, you can have a read about what we've been up to at: http://www.thesesalive.ac.uk/
Richard Jones
Systems Developer
Theses Alive! - www.thesesalive.ac.uk
Edinburgh University Library
0131 651 1611
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From: Boock, Michael
To: dspace-general@mit.edu
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 5:01 PM
Subject: [Dspace-general] collaborative research


I am interested in whether any institutions have used DSpace for collaborative research. Examples might include instances of ETDs allowing submission, review and approval; project management instances allowing submissions and updates from multiple group members; course, lab or project notebooks. We have yet to install the DSpace software but intend to do so soon with a pilot project that we hope can include one of these types of collaborative research efforts.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Michael Boock          
Head of Technical Services
Oregon State University Libraries
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR  97331            
Fax: 541.737.8267

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