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Re: [EP-tech] Questions concerning SWORD

Hi Verena,

We use the SWORD2 interface here at Kent with the JISC PubRouter and internally for thesis deposit. I've found that the implementation in EPrints doesn't work exactly as the the SWORD specification says, but will work. A basic way to use it is to HTTP POST the EPrints XML to the location identified by the "SwordDeposit" link that can be seen in the HTML code for a page in your repository (usually https://[repository]/id/contents ). You will also need to send credentials. The endpoint will return an XML response with the allocated ID in it.

Hope this helps


Liam Green-Hughes | Library Systems Developer

Learning and Research Development, Information Services, University of Kent


From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk <eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Mattes, Verena via Eprints-tech <eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Sent: 24 April 2019 08:34
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Questions concerning SWORD

Hi all,


Here in Bayreuth, some of my colleagues are interested in participating in a beta test of the DFG-funded project DeepGreen (https://deepgreen.kobv.de/en/project-deepgreen/), a service based on the Jisc Publications Router. The DeepGreen Prototype uses the SWORD2 interface, something I have no experience with.

As far as I know, SWORD2 is part of the default EPrints installation for our Eprints 3.3.15 release. In the EPrints Wiki, I’ve found something about a default location for the servicedocument, /sword-app/servicedocument. So, would it be the right way to first create the directory sword-app (where?) and then create the file servicedocument? I guess I would use the example on the Wiki page (https://wiki.eprints.org/w/SWORD_2.0#servicedocument) as a template for our file. Or would it be possible to get a service document from one of you as a template?

Is there something else that I would have to consider before agreeing to take part in the tests? The format of the metadata that is delivered by DeepGreen is still to be determined, but I would expect it to be possible to get it as EPrints XML.


If somebody has experience with the Jisc Publications Router and would like to share it, I would be interested in hearing about that, too.


Thanks in advance for your help.


Verena Mattes


Dep. Digital Library

Bayreuth University Library

Phone: 0049-921-553452

Mail: verena.mattes@uni-bayreuth.de