Ithaca, NY The SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol was developed in to 2007 make it easier for institutions to deposit research outputs in institutional repositories. In the Jan/Feb issue of D-Lib Magazine authors Stuart Lewis, The University of Auckland Library, Pablo de Castro, GrandIR, and Richard Jones, Cottage Labs present nine use cases identified by the SONEX and SWORD projects in an article, "SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios". The article includes detailed examples of how users have integrated SWORD into different kinds of workflows to help populate their repositories:
"One of the keys to a successful digital repository is integrating with the research institution in ways that ensure it is able to easily and efficiently capture the research outputs as near to the source of their creation as possible."
Read the abstract here: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/01contents.html#article4
Read the article here: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/lewis/01lewis.html