I believe curation tasks have been there since 1.7. There might have been some improvements to them in 1.8.
Just one question: Is this only available to DSpace 3 and ahead? We are migrating to 1.8.2 next month.
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Subject: Re: [Dspace-tech] How to expand DSpace metadata into PDF file preferences?
Emilio's suggestion is very good, because you can also configure a curation task to run as part of the submission process:
Compulsory reading: DSpace Mailing List Etiquette https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Mailing+List+Etiquette