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Email Repository Deposit:Creating a plug-in for Thunderbird allowing deposit into a repository via SWORD

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A talk were given at Deposit tools workshop and describing the email client plugin which allow to deposit documents attached to email just with one click

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Email Repository Deposit:Creating a plug-in for Thunderbird allowing deposit into a repository via SWORD

  1. 1. Email Repository Deposit Creating a plug-in for Thunderbird allowing deposit into a repository via SWORD Monday 12 th October 2009 Deposit Tools Show and Tell, University of London, London www.bath.ac.uk UKOLN is supported by: Alexey Strelnikov Research Officer UKOLN Contributions from Emma Tonkin, Mahendra Mahey and Mark Dewey
  2. 2. Deposit through trusted / used applications Repository Email Research information systems Deposit Web2.0 Desktop apps Logos reproduced under Section 29(1) of the CPDA 1998 - fair dealing for the purpose of research or private study.
  3. 3. Development <ul><li>Original idea by Emma Tonkin, Mahendra Mahey and Mark Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>Developed Thunderbird email client plug-in for deposit into repository using SWORD </li></ul><ul><li>Open Repositories 2009 – Repository Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in 1 day </li></ul><ul><li>Would consider further development if there is enough interest </li></ul>
  4. 4. Action flow diagram
  5. 5. User perspective <ul><li>One click deposit, into repository publication workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Full control on what being deposited </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly suggestion on what could be deposited </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic metadata extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Optional manual metadata input </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leeds to better m/d </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on amount of detail input (may require specific plug-in for specific repository) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But adds more 'clicks' to the deposit process </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Developers perspective <ul><li>Multiplatform application </li></ul><ul><li>Common API (JavaScript) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to deliver and install </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: limited performance, possible security limitations, email client version incompatibilities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Walk-through <ul><li>http://www.vimeo.com/4733141 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Next Steps of Action <ul><li>Implementing additional features, e.g. an email thread handling </li></ul><ul><li>Testing & publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring possibilities to create plugins for other email clients </li></ul>

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