Just some remarks:

There are three JIRA issues, differents UI and (I think) differents functionalities
https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-830     Request a Copy Addon : Requesting access to restricted items in DSpace   (JSPUI)
https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-1585   Request a Copy Addon : Requesting access to restricted items in DSpace (XMLUI version)
https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-824    Request Copy function for XMLUI; would allow author of item to give viewing privs to restricted item 

And, according JIRA system...
there is a JSPUI version  developed by University of Minho
There is a  XMLUI version , written by our company, under a contract of the Spanish Oceanographic Institute. This code can be considered a direct translation to XMLUI  of UMinho functionality, and as such is declared in the credits. The code is available in  https://github.com/muelle/DSpace/commit/0eb9ca3b055b2f34fbe9aabd6458fe4cd45e4ad5   (referenced in the jira ticket)   

The xmlui code is in use (at least)  in Spanish Oceanographic Institute, perhaps in SEAFDEC/AQD  (Elvi Nemiz could update on this)  and in a couple of Spanish Universities. One of these have asked us for further development.

Best regards

Emilio Lorenzo

El 17/10/2013 16:33, Stevan Harnad escribió:
Dear Eloy, Bram & Carol,

As Eloy was the first to adopt the Button for DSpace, could you or Bram (or anyone else) please help with this? 

It apparently needs an upgrade, and it's especially important to provide and embed it in DSpace core at this crucial time in the evolution of OA policy worldwide. 

The Button is an essential component in an effective OA mandate.


Many thanks for any help or information you can provide,


Begin forwarded message:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hutchinson, Alvin" <HUTCHINSONA@si.edu>
To: <hbosc-tchersky@orange.fr>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:28 PM
Subject: Request for information on repository request-copy Button

I received a message stating that you are interested in the use of Request Copy button in repositories.

We at the Smithsonian Libraries use DSpace and have employed the Request Copy button for several years.

However, it is becoming problematic as the plugin does not seem to have any active development or upgrades.

I'm not sure how familiar you are with DSpace but for several versions, there has been an XML user interface as well as the original JSP (java server pages) interface.

The Request Copy plugin only works with *.jsp and that is very limiting.

We would like to upgrade to the current version but will have to give up the functionality which many of our users like to have.

Please take a minute to tell me something about your interest and your work.


Alvin Hutchinson
Smithsonian Libraries

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