Configuring Expiry date field

The expiry date field type enables a visual aid to help users know when a particular resource has expired and should no longer be used (e.g the download options are no longer immediately available - but they can be by clicking on the link).

expired-date-msg

To create an expiry date field, set the Field type to "Expiry date".

Notifications

Users can be notified that resources expired by calling /batch/expiry_notification.php script on a regular basis (e.g. every day). This will notify all resource administrators (all users in groups with t and e0 permissions)

From version 9.7+ system administrators can also configure the system to send a notification X days prior to expiry to all users who have ever downloaded those (soon to expire) resources. The configuration option is:

$notify_on_resource_expiry_days = 1; #notify 1 day before they expire