TreeBASE Submission Integration

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Status: Initial implementation is complete, but it will continue to be enhanced.


Authors who submit content to TreeBASE or Dryad have the option to make their content appear in both systems. This saves the time of the author by automating the submission of data to multiple repositories. However, the author may still need to complete the submission process in the other system, adding additional information that the other system requires.


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Technical Documentation

This integration will be based on the following technologies:

  • BagIt -- A lightweight format for packaging digital content and ensuring that it is transferred intact.
  • OAI-PMH -- A protocol developed by the digital library community to allow harvesting of metadata from remote repositories.

We are evaluating the SWORD protocol to manage the transfer of BagIt packages, but we have not yet determined whether SWORD will be lightweight enough to justify its use.

More detail on the TreeBASE/BagIt handshaking can be found on the Dryad technical documentation wiki

See also: TreeBASE OAI Provider