Hi all (with due apologies for cross posting),

At K-State, we have been using Dspace for managing Electronic thesis & dissertations. We want to start collecting research publications from faculty and organize them into collections based on their department affiliations. We have a central campus authentication system to verify user credentials but we are not sure yet if we can get their department affiliation for authorization. This would mean restricting users to submit to collections would have to be done in some other way.

How are others managing user access for submitting to a collection? If there is a good external authorization system then this could be automated. But in its absence, do you manually add eperson to authorized groups or do you just show all the collections in dspace & let users pick which one to submit to or do you do it any other way? Would members of this group please share their approach.

Best,
Harish

Harish Maringanti
Systems Analyst
K-State Libraries