Output – SOURCE – Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Title: Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Date Released: 22nd March 2007

URI for Output: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/reports/SearchDemonstrator_OsidProofOfConcept_SOURCE_JISC (PDF file)

Summary of contents: Report describes a basic OSID implementation, focused on searching for assets that match a keyword. Integration was tested with VUE and HarvestRoad Hive Explorer repositories to validate the implementations.

Additonal information: Document describes the proof of concept with use of screen shots and description of the implementation. The output looks to be a potentially useful piece of multiple repository search and download software.

Comments: Document is labelled as draft. Software not available for download. Maybe it isn’t intended to be?

Output – DExt – Comparison of Metadata Schemas

Output Name: Output – DExt – Comparison of Metadata Schemas

Title: DExt – Comparison of Metadata Schemas
Number of pages or page numbers: 2

Date Released: 3 April 2007

URI for Output: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/dext/comparison3.doc

Summary of contents:

In order to assess the different metadata schemas that are relevant to the description of qualitative data resources, a brief comparison document has been produced. A comaprison of Data Document Initiative (DDI), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Qualitative Data Interchange Format (QDIF), UKDA Quali XML Schema, Dublin Core (DC), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).

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Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – Technology

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – Technology

Title: DISC-UK – Datashare – Technology
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Summary of contents:

These are not as yet available from the project website

• Customisation code for DSpace, EPrints, Fedora – shared with OSS communities
• Deliverable on linking eprints with datasets in context of individual IR (DSpace)
• Deliverable on use of DDI metadata schema within individual IR (EPrints)
• Deliverable on Shibboleth access to data in individual IR (Eprints)
• Deliverable on a data content model (Fedora)
• Deliverable on interoperability with UKDA
• Deliverable on documented exemplars for Web 2.0 data sites
• Technology watch bookmarks and RSS feeds on Bluedot social bookmarking site

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Output – EM-Loader – Implementation into service PublicationList to Depot

Output Name: Output – EM-Loader – Implementation of PublicationList to Depot

Title: EM-Loader – Implementation of PublicationList to Depot
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Date Released: possibly Feb 2009

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Summary of contents:

The project implement the interconnection in a sandbox installation of PublicationsList and the Depot, and test the workflow on existing users of both services.  Put into operational service in the Depot and PublicationsList.org, with the view to stimulate deposit within the Depot.

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Output – EM-Loader – Extend Functionality of SWORD to allow bulk transfer

Output Name: Output – EM-Loader – Extend Functionality of SWORD to allow bulk transfer

Title: Extend Functionality of SWORD to allow bulk transfer
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Date Released: Possibly Feb 2009

URI for Output: not available

Summary of contents:

Extend the functionality of the SWORD m2m interface to allow bulk transfer and deposit between services. This will require development effort between both project partners to call the appropriate web service APIs and connect the two services.

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Output – SWORD – Website/Wiki

Title: SWORD website/wiki

Date Released: November 2007.   Website development ongoing as part of the SWORD2 project.

URI for Output: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/SWORD

Summary of contents: The website gives extensive information on all aspects of the SWORD project. Much of the website content is detailed by output on this synthesis blog under the ‘SWORD’ category.

Output – SWORD – Case Studies

Title: SWORD case studies

Date Released: November 2007 to July 2008

URI for Output: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/SWORD_case_studies

Summary of contents: Four case studies were commissioned to demonstrate the requirement for and use of the SWORD profile for deposit.

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Case study 1 : arXiv

Abstract: “The arXiv e-print archive (http://arxiv.org/) has for many years used an ad-hoc automated upload interface to accept submissions from proxies (overlay and other journals also posting open-access copies of articles to arXiv) and from our remote submission site in France (HAL, http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/). In collaboration with Microsoft, we are working to produce a new interface to allow automated upload of conference articles from the popular Conference Management Toolkit site (CMT, http://cmt.research.microsoft.com/cmt/). We are implementing the SWORD profile of Atom at arXiv to facilitate these uploads.”

Case study 2 : SOURCE

Information at http://flickr.com/photos/dff1978/1533681354/

Case study 3 : SPECTRa

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 softwares.

Case study 4 : White Rose Research Online

Outlines automatic deposit in a funder-mandated repository from a local repository. Case study outlines:

1. Implementing the EPrints SWORD package on the White Rose server.
2. Proof of concept of export/import between two development repositories.
3. Workflow modelling.

Output – SWORD – Intrallect Demonstrator

Title: Intrallect SWORD Demonstrator

Date Released: November 2007

URI for Output: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Intrallect_development

Summary of contents: The output provides details about the Intrallect implementation of the SWORD interface in its Learning Object Repository system, intraLibrary. Each development story is referenced by ID and Title. There is a full list of acceptance tests for each story. Narrative descriptions of each story may be added later.

Output – SWORD – Code Libraries

Title: SWORD code libraries

Date Released: 5th to 15th November 2007

URI for Output: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=208296

Summary of contents: Code for implementing SWORD in DSpace, Fedora and EPrints is available from the Sourceforge project page, along with Java Libraries and the reference client code.

Additonal information: EPrints code is also available from http://files.eprints.org/305/

Output – EThOSnet – Toolkit

Output Name: Output – EThOSnet – Toolkit

Title: EThOSnet – Toolkit
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Date Released: 22 May 2008?

URI for Output: http://ethostoolkit.cranfield.ac.uk/tiki-index.php

Summary of contents:

Interactive toolkit hosted at Cranfield University. The intention of using this toolkit will enable an institution to work in partnership with other Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and the British Library to ensure a high level of national and international visibility for UK postgraduate theses and dissertations.

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