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 »

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

Project: SWORD and Archeological Research Data Management

A new project using SWORD to deposit archaeological digital research data at the University of York has just been funded by JISC: The ADS is the mandated repository for archaeological digital research data funded by the AHRC, NERC and other non-HE bodies. In SWORD-ARM we will work with a number of HE institutions to refine and… Read More »

OER Publishing Client Project

We recently announced one of the clients that the SWORD v2 project has been able to fund (the ‘right-click deposit‘ project).  This blog post describes the other project that was funded: “A SWORD-V2 Client for Publishing Open Education Resources (OER) to Connexions”. Kathi Fletcher is a Shuttleworth Fellow who is focusing on how to foster… Read More »

Right-Click deposit project

The SWORD project recently published a call for project proposals to create new SWORD v2 clients.  We are happy to announce that two projects have been funded which we’ll introduce in some blog posts. This blog post introduces the first of the two: Right-click deposit by Kim Shepherd.  The project proposal aims to: Create a… Read More »

SWORD v2 – request for project proposals

The JISC funded SWORD v2 project has been working to extend the original SWORD protocol that facilitates the deposit of materials into repositories.  Based on the Atom-Pub protocol, SWORD v2 enhances the power of SWORD by taking the existing ability of deposit, and adding the ability to retrieve, update, or delete deposits as they pass… Read More »

SWORD extension project

We’re glad to announce that the SWORD v2 project has been granted extension funding by JISC. The original SWORD v2 project has been extending the current SWORD standard from its current model of ‘fire and forget’ deposits, to a full CRUD model where items can be updated, replaced, or deleted too.  The project will deliver… Read More »