Extracting Metadata to Load for Open Access Deposit
March 2008 – ongoing
This project will demonstrate middleware that enables easier deposit of research papers through batch upload of extant bibliographic metadata. This will contribute to the work of the CRIG in the provision of shared infrastructure for digital repositories, taking forward into practice ideas mooted for a ‘deposit engine’. It will also have immediate practical value as this middleware can be employed to assist deposit into the Depot as well as offer facility for repositories more generally, with potential to enhance metadata deposit through transfers and re-directs to institutional repositories (IRs).
Using a web service approach and m2m interfaces such as Deposit API / SWORD, this middleware facility will show proof of concept at an early stage by connecting two existing services: the Depot, a UK repository for researchers who do not have other provision, and PublicationsList.org, a web site for researchers to build a web page listing their publications. The latter has existing functionality for batch import of bibliographic metadata for a (personal) publications list - from a variety of online sources such as PubMed, Web of Science, and for the same for personal databases, such as EndNote, Reference Manager, BibTeX etc.
Having reviewed the simple single-item deposit workflow, this project will demonstrate the value of acceleration across the workflow, gaining leverage for the depositor, and for repository services, from batch ingest from databases containing structured bibliographic data.
We will achieve our stated aims broad aims by following these specific project objectives:
Project Manager - Theo Andrew