[EP-tech] Re: EPrints XML SWORD package

Ian Stuart Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk
Wed May 23 08:44:21 BST 2012

On 23/05/12 08:08, Mark Gregson wrote:
> For SWORD deposits using EPrints XML packages, do the documents need to
> be Base64 encoded and embedded in the XML or can they also be included
> in the zip as separate files? This is primarily in regard to 3.2.

You can do either..... but you do need a SWORD importer to match the 
"packaging" type you are sending:

- If you are sending METSDSpaceSIP formatted data, you need an importer 
than understands that
- If you are sending ORE linked data, you need an importer than 
understands that
- If you are sending a single XML file, with Base64-encoded files within 
the XML document, you need an importer for that.

The best advice I can offer is
1) Check what the "servicedocument" reports the repository accepts, and then
2) Have a look at the code for the importer you want to use: some of 
them are very skeletal frameworks and really need additional work to be 
truly useful..


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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