Technical standards in education, Part 4, Interoperable resource deposit using SWORD

Using the SWORD protocol to deposit content into heterogeneous repositories

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Stuart Lewis

Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: January 25, 2011

Open repositories are becoming a key component of the scholarly communication landscape as they allow cutting edge research to reach wider audiences. For open repositories to work effectively, they must make use of common standards to interoperate. A repository ingests new content, either through its own user interface or through a web service. The Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit (SWORD) protocol is the standard by which most open repositories allow remote deposit. This article describes the SWORD protocol, why it was developed, possible use cases, and an overview of how it works.

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