Category Archives: News

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: 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 ( 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: 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 ( / 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 »

SWORD v2 ready to use!

As part of the SWORD v2 project finding, resources were allocated to implement it in a number of repository platforms.  First off the block to release SWORD v2 implementations as part of their core functionality are EPrints and DSpace: Download: EPrints 3.3.6+ Download: DSpace 1.8+ There are also client code library implementations available if you wish to… Read More »

SWORD v2 standard development process

Have you wondered how the SWORD v2 development process has taken place, from humble beginnings in 2010 to the standard today?  Richard Jones (SWORD v2 Technical Lead) from CottageLabs explains during a Pecha Kucha session at the 2011 Repository Fringe event #rfringe11