Where does SWORD fit into the future?

By | May 21, 2011

Are you coming to the Open Repositories 2011 conference?  If so, you might be interested in the ‘Developers Challenge‘.  The theme of the the challenge this year is:

“Show us the future of repositories!”

This competition will be fascinating, as it will allow repository users, managers, and developers to team up in order to show us glimpses of the future, and how repositories will be playing a role in that future.

This year there is an extra prize for the most innovative use of SWORD in an open-repositories context.  In order for repositories to be successful, they need to solicit content.  How do you see SWORD fitting into that?

Many of the SWORD team members, past and present, including a lot of the current SWORD v2 project developers will be at the conference.  If you’d like to talk about SWORD, get a bit of advice about how to prototype with SWORD, or how SWORD could feature in your ‘developers challenge’ submission, come and find one of us for a chat.

Finally, if you’ve not signed up yet but want to come, we’ll be running ‘The SWORD Course‘ again at the conference, between 8am and 12noon on Tuesday June 7th.  Email info@swordapp.org if you’d like to join us.

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About Stuart Lewis

Stuart Lewis works for The University of Auckland Library as their Digital Development Manager. He has played a part of all the past SWORD projects, initially by being the joint creator of the DSpace and Fedora implementations, but also by writing clients such as the Java web client, the PHP API, and the Facebook client. More recently he has contributed by creating the EasyDeposit SWORD client creation tookit, and for writing ‘The SWORD Course’ (http://www.slideshare.net/swordapp/tag/theswordcourse / http://vimeo.com/channels/swordapp) that was first delivered at the Open Repositories 2010 conference.

Stuart blogs regularly about SWORD developments (http://blog.stuartlewis.com/tag/sword/) and has co-authored two papers concerning SWORD:

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