SWORD

Last updated September 5, 2012. Created by cottagelabs on January 18, 2012.
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SWORD is a lightweight protocol for depositing content from one location to another. It stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (known as APP or ATOMPUB).

SWORD has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to develop the SWORD profile and a number of demonstration implementations.

The SWORD vision is ‘lowering the barriers to deposit‘, principally for depositing content (any content!) into repositories, but potentially for depositing into any system which wants to receive content from remote sources.

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