I have looked both on the DSpace Tech listserv and in the DSpace server files for any clues as to how to change the handle base URL.
 
As of now, when a subscriber to a collection gets an e-mail notifying him or her of new content, the author, title and a URL are included in the body of the message. The URL reads something like this:
http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/334
 
But I wonder if (temporarily) I could change/edit something so it reads: http://myurl.myu.edu/123456789/334
 
If that is not possible, how about eliminating the handle from the message altogether? In other words, only include the author and title in the body of the e-mail announcement?
 
Alvin Hutchinson
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
202.633.1031