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[EP-tech] Re: Login required to retrieve requested documents

Hi Andrew - I think it was me pressed the button on the Lincoln repo, partly because I thought it would be easier to get the self-archived version for  a co-authored paper for my repo (than ask the academic!) and partly because we are migrating to eprints and I wanted to see how the request a copy button worked...might well bug you again when we come to implement!


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From: Andrew Beeken<mailto:anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk>
Sent: ?10/?09/?2014 14:45
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Login required to retrieve requested documents

I?m not trying to be awkward here, just trying to understand this process
as my colleagues here are disagreeing! So, when we or the academic
receives a ?Request Copy? email there is a link in that email to say
?Approve this request? which then takes them to EPrints to confirm that
they approve the request. The requester then receives an email with a link
to download their document. If you?re saying that this can?t be done then
isn?t the above a redundant feature?

On 10/09/2014 14:17, "Ian Stuart" <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>On 10/09/14 14:05, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> But shouldn?t the request a copy button create an unlocked version for
>> person that requested it?
>No, request a copy should email the person who deposited the record
>(assuming the depositor left a contact email address), so THEY can pass
>it on.
>Repositories cannot arbitrarily unlock restricted records - but
>depositors can send a copy to another researcher if they ask for it
>(under fair use guidelines)
>Ian Stuart.
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