note to self:
We need to look in to how we can allow researchers to edit records of their own research. this is especially true as reseachers increasingly submit records before the item is published, and hence are incomplete (page numbers, issue and date are not known until an output is published).
One neat solution is on the Bournemouth eprints system
they use an existing feature, allowing staff to create a copy of an existing item, which they can then edit, as a means to provide such functionality. One thing to check is if this breaks links as the new item is published and the old one removed.