That’s a tough one, but it’s something I’ve been wondering about since programs where I work seem to move around more often than one might imagine.


I think I would move the faculty publications so that the faculty are always located in the college/department where they are currently located. The ETDs, though, should stay with the department/college that granted the degree.


I’ll be curious to know what you end up doing!


Alice Platt

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Shapiro Library

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Rd

Manchester, NH 03106



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From: Kunda, Sue []
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:54 PM
Subject: [Dspace-general] Colleges and Departments Changing Names



What do you do when departments/colleges change names and disciplines don’t map nicely to one another in DSpace? We have a college (with 5 disciplines) and a department (with 2 disciplines) from a different college merging into one college with 5 completely different disciplines. Each of the old disciplines have faculty publications as well as theses and dissertations. Now what do we do with those items? Individually move them to the new discipline(s)? Leave the items under the old name(s) and start fresh with the new college? I’d be interested in any and all ideas.

Sue Kunda
Digital Scholarship Librarian
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

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