Hi Mike,

I'll also make a plug for Drupal.  It is ideally suited for this sort of thing, with plug-and-play accounts that can be hooked up to campus authentication systems, and granular permissions that can be set by the user.  What you describe here sounds like something that could be accomplished in Drupal in very efficient fashion.  If you're interested in pursuing, contact me off-list and I'll be happy to discuss it with you further.

Katherine Lynch
Drexel University Libraries
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Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:40 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Software for Capstone\Theses Projects

I've been looking for an out of the box solution to archive and make
accessible capstone\theses projects to web users. The caveat being that
when the author submits the paper, they would be able provide
permissions and metadata to the document (copyright and access) and,
based on those permissions, the entire document would be made public or
only the metadata. I know that there are large repository software
packages like DSpace or Fedora Commons that probably do this, but I was
looking for something smaller. I don't need to scale to millions of
documents and have all of the potential bells and whistles. Just
something that lets people create an account, upload, set permissions
and the have documents show up in the search interface.

Anything like this around?

Mike Beccaria
Systems Librarian
Head of Digital Initiative
Paul Smith's College
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