Hello DSpace folks,

I had a DSpace related question I was hoping to get an answer for.  I just started my new job as the Digital Content Librarian for the University of Bridgeport and one of my main tasks in dealing with the institutional repository.  This repository apparently was migrated into DSpace from another repository software.  As such we want to get a number of the links in the records cleaned up so that the users can access all the information.  We are using version 1.8 at the moment and I noticed in the curation tasks section there is an option to check links in metadata.  I am thinking that can help me find any broken links, plus the wiki seems to indicate that as well.  I wanted to know if anyone else has used this function before and can give me an idea of how it works so that I can know if it will do the job, and if I need to wait until a scheduled maintenance period in which to use it.  Any other suggestions in how I can check for broken links or empty records are also welcome.  Thanks for any help that can be provided.

Matt Sherman