On Oct 28, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Matthew Sherman wrote:

> We use DSpace for our repository so any editing to the PDFs have to be done
> in Acrobat before uploading.  I can add a note to the metadata in DSpace,
> but I am not sure if that fulfills the permissions agreement.  I was
> recently hired for this position so I do not know who provided us the file
> to upload in the first place.  That is why I am asking if anyone else has
> dealt with this since I am unsure if I can ever get the password.

I'm not an IR person, but I know that PDFs are effectively a container.

It *might* be possible to create a PDF that had a page w/ the notice, then
insert the locked PDF.

A quick search on the topic suggest there might be problems ... I don't
know if it the default of a locked document is to not allow it to be 

(the last suggestion was trying it as an attachment, and no follow up
after that)


> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Jim DelRosso <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Matt,
>> Does the software you use generate cover pages that you can edit? Or can
>> you add the note to the metadata page associated with the document?
>> Jim
>> *Jim DelRosso, MPA, MSLIS
>> Digital Projects Coordinator*
>> *Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library*
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>> ILR School
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>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Matthew Sherman
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>> Hello Code4libbers,
>>> I had a question for for others who work with institutional repositories.
>>> I have a file given by the a professor that I have permission to post if
>> I
>>> add a note to the PDF, but the file is password locked.  Has anyone else
>>> run into this problem before?  Can anyone give me some advice in how I
>> can
>>> edit this to add the required note to the top of the PDF?  Any advice is
>>> welcome.
>>> Matt Sherman