Author Archives: Stuart Lewis

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:
  • Allinson, J., François, S., Lewis, S. SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit, Ariadne, Issue 54, January 2008. Online at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/
  • Lewis, S., Hayes, L., Newton-Wade, V., Corfield, A., Davis, R., Donohue, T., Wilson, S., (2009) If SWORD is the answer, what is the question?: Use of the Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit protocol, Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 43 Issue 4, pp.407 - 418. DOI: 10.1108/00330330910998057. Online athttp://hdl.handle.net/2292/5315

SWORDv2 and DSpace: New Release

Re-posted from: http://cottagelabs.com/news/swordv2-and-dspace-new-release We’re pleased to be able to say that in the last month we’ve been working hard to get the new version of the SWORDv2 java library and the related DSpace module which uses it up to release quality, in time for the DSpace 4.0 release which will be very soon. For DSpace, this… Read More »

Extending DMPOnline with SWORDv2

Cottage Labs have written a blog post about their project to add SWORD v2 deposit functionality into the DCC’s DMPOnline tool.  This new feature allows data management plans that have been created to then be deposited into a central repository using SWORD v2.  By using SWORD v2 (rather than SWORD v1), the data management plans… Read More »

SWORD at Open Repositories 2012

The 7th International Conference on Open Repositories in Edinburgh is less than a week away now!  Here is a list of SWORD related presentations at the conference by both the SWORD team, and others: OER: Workshop: Multi-repository Deposit to OER and IR at the Same Time: Monday, 09/Jul/2012: 9:30am – 12:30pm SWORDv2 for research data management:… Read More »

Event report: Managing Research Data Hack Day

If you are interested in the use of SWORD for the deposit of research data, take a look at the DevCSI event report from their recent ‘Managing Research Data Hack Day‘ event report: http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk/2012/05/11/event-report-managing-research-data-hack-day/ There is an interesting discussion and associated video about using SWORD v2 to deposit files using BitTorrent.

SWORD Google Summer Of Code opportunity

We’re pleased to advertise the following: Dryad (http://datadryad.org) is a repository for data associated with scientific publications. As Dryad grows, it is becoming more important to use established standards for exchanging data with other systems. Although Dryad is built on DSpace, the SWORD support in DSpace is not sophisticated enough to handle Dryad’s data model.… Read More »

Launch of SWORD v2

Originally published at: http://isc.ukoln.ac.uk/2012/03/20/launch-of-sword-version-2/ The second version of the SWORD resource deposit protocol, designed primarily to enable the deposit of scholarly works into content repositories, has now been released. Developed with funding from the JISC, the SWORD v2 project has built upon the successful and award winning SWORD deposit protocol to now support the full… Read More »

SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios

A new paper about repository deposit scenarios has just been published in this month’s D-Lib: SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/lewis/01lewis.html / doi:10.1045/january2012-lewis) The SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol was designed to facilitate the interoperable deposit of resources into systems such as repositories. The use of an interoperable standard eases the burden of developing… Read More »