Following a meeting of the SWORD v2 developers earlier this week, development work to implement the proposed SWORD v2 standard has now started. Our aim is to have things to show by the time of the Open Repositories 2011 conference in June this year.
The SWORD v2 standard is not yet finalised, however it is hoped that lessons learned during the implementations will allow the final wrinkles to be ironed out and agreed upon.
Thanks to generous funding from JISC, the project is able to fund multiple repository and client implementations. Each of these will be made openly available, and are listed below. Once development locations or code repositories for these become available, links will be added to this post.
- Client toolkits:
In addition, a Python Simple SWORD Server (http://sword-app.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/sword-app/sss/trunk/) has been developed to aid initial testing, and a further automated validation test suite will be developed.