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Monday, July 15th, 2019

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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Mobile Carriers’ App/Website Cell Phone Log-in Project: "The Devil Is in the Details of Project Verify’s Goal to Eliminate Passwords"

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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Digital Repository Deposit: SWORD Course Videos

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

The SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) project has released a series of tutorial videos. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: An Introduction to SWORD: Gives an overview of SWORD, the rationale behind its creation, and details of the first three funded SWORD projects SWORD Use Cases: Provides an introduction to use cases, and examines […]

Institutional Repository Deposit: SWORD v2.0: Deposit Lifecycle

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

JISC has released SWORD v2.0: Deposit Lifecycle. Here's an excerpt: SWORD is a hugely successful JISC project which has kindled repository interoperability and built a community around the software and the problem space. It explicitly deals only with creating new repository resources by package deposit a simple case which is at the root of its […]

Digital Repositories: Multiple-Deposit Function Added to EasyDeposit SWORD Client

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Stuart Lewis has announced that a multiple-deposit function has been added to the EasyDeposit SWORD client. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: For those of you unfamiliar with EasyDeposit, it is an online tool that allows you to configure your own SWORD client. It is intended that you run multiple copies of EasyDeposit and configure […]

EasyDeposit, Toolkit for Creating SWORD Deposit Interfaces, Released

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Stuart Lewis has released EasyDeposit, a toolkit for creating SWORD deposit interfaces. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: EasyDeposit allows you to create customised SWORD deposit interfaces by configuring a set of 'steps'. A typical flow of steps may be: login, select a repository, enter some metadata, upload a file, verify the information is correct, […]

SWORD PHP Library Version 0.9

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The SWORD PHP library version 0.9 has been released. SWORD is "a lightweight protocol for depositing content from one location to another. It stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (known as APP or ATOMPUB)." Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Changed swordappservicedocument to build the […]

SWORD2 Project Final Report

Monday, October 5th, 2009

JISC has released SWORD2 Project Final Report. Here's an excerpt: The SWORD vision is about 'lowering the barriers to deposit', primarily for depositing content into repositories, and additionally, for depositing into any system which may wish to receive content from remote sources. The SWORD protocol defines a standard mechanism for depositing into repositories and other […]

Word + SWORD + Ingester = Word to DSpace Deposit

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

In "Direct from MS Word to DSpace via SWORD," Stuart Lewis describes how to get documents into DSpace from Word via SWORD and a custom DSpace ingester. Here's an excerpt: This complete end to end process allows you to create Word templates, and to mark them up with required and optional fields. It also allows […]

SWORD PHP Library Version 0.7

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Stuart Lewis has released the SWORD PHP Library Version 0.7. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: This latest version adds two new features: When performing a deposit, the client now sets the 'Content-Disposition:filename' header so that the SWORD server knows what to name the file. . . . When performing a deposit, the optional X-No-Op […]

SWORD Named Most Innovative Project at JISC Repositories and Preservation Conference

Monday, May 11th, 2009

UKOLN's SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) Project was named most innovative project at the JISC Repositories and Preservation conference. Here's an excerpt from the press release: SWORD, whose partners include developers of the DSpace, EPrints, Fedora and IntraLibrary repository software platforms, plus the University of York and CASIS at the University of Wales, has […]

CLASM: Copyright Licensing Application with SWORD for Moodle

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Richard M. Davis has announced that JISC has funded the CLASM (Copyright Licensing Application with SWORD for Moodle) project. (Moodle is an open source course management system.) Here's an excerpt from the announcement: This will be a six-month project with a double-edged purpose: to develop a SWORD plugin for Moodle, so that it can interact, […]

"SWORD: Cutting Through the Red Tape to Populate Learning Materials Repositories"

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

JISC has released "SWORD: Cutting Through the Red Tape to Populate Learning Materials Repositories." Here's the abstract: This in-depth article by Sarah Currier, the Product Manager for Intrallect Ltd., introduces SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) to those interested in sharing, reuse, repurposing and management of teaching and learning materials. The article provides an overview […]

Open Journal Systems SWORD Plugin

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories has released a SWORD plugin for Open Journal Systems, which was developed by Scott Yeadon and Leo Monus. The plugin requires "a significant amount of patching to DSpace," and it is recommended that testing be done with Fedora. A new version will be released next year that may eliminate […]

Repository Deposit Software: SWORD PHP Library Released

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Stuart Lewis has released a PHP library for the SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) software. Here's an excerpt from his post: There are many web applications that could deposit into repositories using SWORD, and many of these are written in PHP. Examples might include open source Content Management Systems, Blogs or Wikis. By using […]

Digital Repository Deposit from Facebook Using SWORD

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Stuart Lewis of the SWORD 2 project has released a SWORD-based Facebook repository deposit application. Read more about it at "Launched Today: the Facebook Repository Deposit Application."

Repository Deposit Software: Want to Try SWORD with DSpace?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The JISC SWORD 2 project has made a DSpace repository that can be used to test the SWORD deposit software available. Read more about it at "New SWORD Test Repository Available to All."

Microsoft Releases Research-Output Repository Platform Beta 1 and OfficeSWORD

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Microsoft Research has released Research-Output Repository Platform Beta 1 and Savas Parastatidis, Architect in the Technical Computing @ Microsoft group, has released OfficeSWORD. Here's an excerpt from the Research-Output Repository Platform's download page: The platform is based on Microsoft's technologies (SQL Server 2008 and .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1) hence taking advantage of their robustness, […]

DSpace Newsletter Published: DSpace 1.5, User Community Survey, and SWORD

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The DSpace Foundation has published the March 2008 issue of its NewSpace newsletter, which includes "DSpace 1.5 Features," "Summary of User Community Survey" "Stuart Lewis and Richard Jones on SWORD" and other articles.

New Mailing Lists: JISC-SHIBBOLETH-LIBRARIES and Sword-app-tech

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Two mailing lists have been recently established: JISC-SHIBBOLETH-LIBRARIES and sword-app-tech. Excerpt from the JISC-SHIBBOLETH announcement: Many institutions are now at the stage with their implementation of federated access management where issues directly impacting libraries are being considered and managed. This includes discovery processes for end-users, testing and changing access to federated service providers, dealing with […]


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