[EP-tech] Re: One document limit in EPrints XML SWORD package format

Tommy Ingulfsen tommy at library.caltech.edu
Wed Feb 13 17:47:08 GMT 2013

I'm working on something similar.  I had a SWORD plugin going just like you describe with a zip file that contained a single EPrints XML file and then a bunch of PDFs. It worked in EPrints 3.1.3, but now I need to rewrite the EPrints server side of the code.

>From what I've read in the EPrints 3.3.10 source code, it doesn't look as if it will ever attempt to unpack your metadata so I think a little bit of new code is required. If I'm wrong please do correct me. David, if you're interested in collaborating then shoot me an email.

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Subject: [EP-tech] Re: One document limit in EPrints XML SWORD package format

Yes, but what if I get EasyDeposit to build an EPrints XML file, with inclusions, which I can do, is there any reason EPrints won't accept it.  I am possibly being Naive though?


On 13 February 2013 15:39, Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk<mailto:Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk>> wrote:
It's a valid solution.... if you are making a SWORD connection from
EPrints to EPrints.

Unfortunately the world hasn't quite adopted EPrints as a de-facto
standard, so something else is needed.

On 13/02/13 15:28, David Kane wrote:
> Why not just get the SWORD packager to create a zip of EPrints XML, with
> multiple files embedded.  This would get around the whole problem in one
> stroke.  Is it possible?
> David.
> On 17 December 2012 09:20, Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk<mailto:Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk>
> <mailto:Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk<mailto:Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk>>> wrote:
>     On 16/12/12 23:36, Mark Gregson wrote:
>      > Thanks Ian.  I implemented a plugin along the lines I was
>     thinking and that works ok. Does yours do else besides removing the
>     document limit?
>      >
>      > What's the issue with unzip in 3.2?
>     In 3.2, the unzip function works by unzipping the file, then doing a
>     "readdir" to get the list of files.
>     This fails if there are any files in subdirectories.


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


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