From: Michael White <michael.white@st...> - 2011-03-07 11:53:06
I don't think anyone replied to your enquiry, so I'll just chip in to say that it isn't currently possible to do this out of the box.
There was a patch to add "Request a copy" functionality to earlier versions of DSpace and we first implemented this, along with an embargo facility, several years ago - with subsequent upgrades, I've had to hack the code to get it to work with later versions, but we are now running v1.6.2 with this feature added (hooked in to both our home grown embargo feature for older items, and the new built in embargo feature) - see http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2130.
There is information here - https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/RequestCopy - but you'll need someone who is comfortable updating/recompiling the DSpace code in order to implement it - it was last updated for v1.4.2, so it won't work out of the box for later versions of DSpace, but, if memory serves, the changes needed to get it to work with v1.6 weren't rocket science . . .
Would be good if this feature were added to DSpace at some point though - it is, after all, the flip side of the new embargo facility (I did put it in as a request when the embargo feature was being scoped), and the basic code already exists in this patch :-)
Hope that helps.
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Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:39:50 -0000
From: "S Nieminen" <S.Nieminen@...>
Subject: [Dspace-general] Adding "request PDF" button to item records
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Is it possible to offer a button on DSpace item records allowing the visitor
to "request PDF"?
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