The DepositMO Project

The DepositMO project seeks to embed a culture of repository deposit into the everyday work of researchers. The project extended the capabilities of repositories to exploit the familiar desktop and authoring environments of its users, specifically, to deposit content directly from Microsoft Word and Windows Explorer.

The project produced client tools to add repository deposit capabilities to these familiar desktop applications, enabling them to communicate with the latest versions of popular repository software - DSpace and EPrints - which had been updated to include an extended profile of SWORDv2 specified by DepositMO.

The DepositMO project worked closely with the related SWORDv2 project, providing a sounding board for core profile developments, a testing base for software development and, most importantly, a representation of a critical use case.

The ultimate goal is to change the Modus Operandi of researchers so that repository deposit becomes standard practice across a wide range of disciplines using familiar desktop tools.

Resources produced by the Project

blogModus Operandi Blog
Latest updates from the project, focussing on development and testing.
specificationSWORDv2 Extensions - Technical Specification
Specification for the DepositMO profile extending SWORDv2. This specification is implemented in the latest versions of the following repository software: DSpace (V1.8), EPrints (V3.3).
Blog post on SWORDv2 extensions.
thumbnail DSpace logoAdditional resources for DSpace
Ingest packagers for docx and xif formats. These are not included in the DSpace 1.8 SWORDv2 server.
tarUser Test Data
Archived record of deposits collected in an EPrints demo repository during user testing of DepositMO client tools.
Blog post on User testing: what users did
The DepositMO project is funded by

Client Application Downloads

watch folder applicationWatch Folder Client
Download the Watch Folder application for deposit from Windows Explorer file manager. A getting started guide is available.
Blog post on Watch Folder.
word add-inMS Word 2007-2010 Add-in
Download the DepositMO Ribbon for Word 2007-2010 (Windows only) to allow direct submission into repositories. A getting started guide is available in PDF | DOC.
Blog post on Word Add-in.
source codeSource Code
Source code is available for both applications from the EPrints SVN.
Watch Folder direct link.
Word Ribbon direct link.

Server Endpoints

eprintsEPrints Demo Repository
Try the SWORDv2/DepositMO clients with a live repository at For those clients that don't do auto-discovery the collection endpoint is