Abstract: The SPECTRa web application allows for the quick and easy deposition of chemistry data in a range of formats. The original implementation works against the DSpace Lightweight Network interface, since the SWORD did not exist at the time SPECTRa was developed. This is a limitation, since the installed base of the DSpace LNI is extremely small. To ameliorate this limitation, the function of deposit is performed through a plugin mechanism, whereby plugins can be developed for other deposit protocols. A SWORD plugin for SPECTRa will help to achieve two main goals: –
1) Increase the utility of SPECTRa to the mainstream of DSpace installations
2) Allow use of SPECTRa with a range of repository software.
For the full text of this case study, see DSpace@Cambridge: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/197064