Monday, September 10, 2007


In January I saw a presentation by Julie Allinson at Open Repositories on the UKOLN Repository Deposit Service work. Phil Barker of CETIS has a blog entry on a number of repository standards topics, one of which is SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit), the project which takes forward the work I saw presented. The goal is to take their deposit protocol and implement it as a lightweight web-service using a prototype "smart deposit" tool for four repository software platforms: EPrints, DSpace, Fedora and IntraLibrary. They're taking advantage of the ATOM Publishing Protocol and extending it, which seems like a smart direction to me. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this.

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