Hi Phil,

> I forked https://github.com/swordapp/JavaServer2.0 and implemented the
> very minimal number of interfaces to get it to respond to some basic
> SWORD v2 operations such as retrieving a (fake) service document and
> (the very beginnings of) depositing a binary.

> I called the repo "Minimal viable SWORD v2 server implemented in Java"
> (though it's hardly viable) and you can find it at
> https://github.com/dvn/swordv2-java-minimal

Thanks for sharing this.  The JavaServer.20 was originally written as part of 
the DSpace SWORDv2 implementation, but it was thought at the time it would be 
worth abstracting out the SWORD part from DSpace part, in the hope that this 
might be reusable.  As far as I know, you're the first person to try using 
outside of DSpace (hence the lack of any other implementation or past 

Richard Jones wrote this and may be able to give you a few pointers, however he 
is offline this week at a conference (OAI8 in Geneva).  If you're attending 
Open Repositories next month, I'm sure he'd be happy to say hello and talk more 
about the code.

> p.s. I'm growing concerned that this mailing list is so quiet (and
> only admins can see the number of people subscribed). Have people
> moved on from SWORD to some other standard? If so, which one?

I just checked - there are 175 subscribers to this list.  

As far as I know, SWORD is the main contender in town when it comes to a 
standardized deposit interface to this type of repository.  I've also wondered 
about the quietness of this list.  I think there may be a few reasons: one, is 
that a lot of repository users are still grappling with their repositories, 
without yet getting as far as accepting remote deposits.  Second, SWORD doesn't 
yet really have an active community sharing deposit tools.  Partly this is 
because many uses of SWORD will be very specific point-to-point integrations, 
which might not be of interest to too many others.  

It would be good to hear a wider discussion about this, and how we share more 
about our individual uses of SWORD.


Stuart Lewis
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University of Edinburgh

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