Module 1 - An Introduction To SWORD

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Module 1 of 'The SWORD Course'.

For further information about SWORD, see http://swordapp.org/

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Module 1 - An Introduction To SWORD

  1. 1. The SWORD Course<br />Module1<br />An Introductionto SWORD<br />
  2. 2. Module objectives<br />By the end of this module you will:<br />Understand the purpose of SWORD<br />Know the history of SWORD<br />Know about the SWORD project<br />Have seen a list of useful resources<br />
  3. 3. What is SWORD?<br />SWORD is a:<br />Simple<br />Web service<br />Offering<br />Repository<br />Deposit<br />During the development of SWORD it was decided to keep the protocol as simple and lightweight as possible.<br />
  4. 4. What is SWORD?<br />SWORD is a:<br />Simple<br />Web service<br />Offering<br />Repository<br />Deposit<br />A software interface that is accessible<br />using http<br />
  5. 5. What is SWORD?<br />SWORD is a:<br />Simple<br />Web service<br />Offering<br />Repository<br />Deposit<br />
  6. 6. What is SWORD?<br />SWORD is a:<br />Simple<br />Web service<br />Offering<br />Repository<br />Deposit<br />Agnostic:<br />DSpace<br />EPrints<br />Fedora<br />Intralibrary<br />Zentity<br />???<br />
  7. 7. What is SWORD?<br />SWORD is a:<br />Simple<br />Web service<br />Offering<br />Repository<br />Deposit<br />Putting things<br />INTO<br />a repository<br />
  8. 8. What is the purpose of SWORD?<br />The purpose of SWORD is to:<br />Provide an interoperableinterface that allows deposits to be easily made into repositories.<br />
  9. 9. What is the history of SWORD?<br />Discussions about the lack of a standard mechanism for deposit<br />JISC CETIS Conference led by Lorna Campbell and Phil Barker<br />Andy Powell’s “A service-oriented view of the JISC Information Environment”<br />The “add” service identified by the eFramework<br />Presentations about the new Open Archives Initiative-Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) Project<br />
  10. 10. What is the history of SWORD?<br />Late 2005<br />UKOLN’s Repository Research Team identified the need for a standardised deposit interface<br />Early / Mid 2006<br />Deposit API working group formed<br />Two meetings (March and July)<br />
  11. 11. What is the history of SWORD?<br />2007<br />JISC funded SWORD project<br />March to October<br />Consortium project<br />UKOLN (lead)<br />Aberystwyth University<br />The University of Southampton<br />Intrallect<br />
  12. 12. The SWORD project<br />Lightweight project with controlled scope<br />
  13. 13. The SWORD project<br />Out of scope<br />Packaging<br />Metadata<br />Authentication<br />Authorization<br />
  14. 14. The SWORD project<br />Final outputs<br />A specification<br />Repository implementations<br />DSpace<br />EPrints<br />Fedora<br />Intralibrary<br />Example clients<br />Desktop client<br />Web client<br />
  15. 15. Want to learn more?<br />SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit<br />http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/allinson-et-al/<br />http://hdl.handle.net/2160/507<br />
  16. 16. Credits<br />This course has been produced by:<br />Stuart Lewis<br />The SWORD project<br />http://swordapp.org/<br />Funded by JISC<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/<br />Licence<br />Creative commons<br />
  17. 17. Photo Credits<br />Lecture hall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2008790/<br />

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