Category Archives: Repositories

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 »

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 »

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 development effort starts

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… Read More »

SWORD wikipedia entry

SWORD now has a wikipedia entry! The page does not have much detail on at the moment, so if you have a minute or two, please take a look at the page, and see if you could add / edit / correct / improve / enhance the page.  If you know of any other… Read More »