Hi Amandeep,

Thank you for your suggestion. But, is it possible in DSpace to restrict the use of certain Collections to a particular group of user? or can we make a collection password protected so that the administrator could verify the identity of the user ?

I think in an open access environment these are some challenging issues for library professionals.

sanjib k deka

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 6:55 AM, Amandeep Kapila <kapila.amandeep@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Sanjib,

           For such documents where a partial access to some documents
is the requirement the practice followed is just upload a minimal
version of the document, like, title page and contents page or if you
want to be a little more permissive the you can include something more
like synopsis etc.This is usually the practice in universities for
their thesis/desertation collections as they don't want the students
to consult submitted/approved reports but not copy and reproduce the
full text. The best example will be JNU in New Delhi, though they are
not using dspace for the purpose.

           If you wish to keep a full version of the document also for
some special categories of users like faculty then create another item
with full text bitstream with different access policy.

            Hope that helps.

On 5/23/13, SanjibKumarDeka <xanjib@gmail.com> wrote:
> HI,
> Sorry for this confusing post. Yes, I'm talking about access restrictions
> features like, printing/ copying of any format documents.
> With regards,
> sanjib kumar deka
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM, helix84 <helix84@centrum.sk> wrote:
>> Hello Sanjib,
>> I'm sorry, but your question is very confusing. It's unclear what
>> you're actually asking. It seems you're confusing items and
>> bitstreams. Do you want to
>> a) restrict access to items (the page with item metadata)
>> b) or to bitstreams (so that dspace asks for username and password
>> when you try to access a bitstream)
>> c) or are you talking about access restrictions fetures of the PDF
>> format (disallow printing/copying)?
>> Regards,
>> ~~helix84
>> Compulsory reading: DSpace Mailing List Etiquette
>> https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Mailing+List+Etiquette


(Amandeep Kapila),
New Delhi,