I had recently asked this question on the ETD listserv because I was having an unsuccessful experiment with SWORD deposit from ProQuest to our DSpace repository. My experience was unsuccessful in that I couldn't get answers from ProQuest when I experienced problems with the metadata that was delivered; in addition, embargoed items were delivered without being embargoed, and they can only deliver to one collection (our master's theses collection is separate from the dissertations collection.) The technical support contact at ProQuest didn't know enough about it to assist, and I was told their developers weren't going to work on it again until the end of July (it was early June when I was working on this.) ProQuest's information about using SWORD deposit is on this page: http://proquest.libguides.com/content.php?pid=292019&sid=2415769
The recent ETD conference had a presentation about CSU's efforts to use SWORD deposit - https://conferences.tdl.org/USETDA/USETDA2013/paper/viewFile/703/321 . I think contacting the presenter from CSU would probably be a good starting point; I plan to revisit this when I have some time next month, myself.
Hope this helps -
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From: Schuster, David [mailto:dschuster@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 6:40 AM
Subject: [Dspace-general] Anyone ingesting Proquest Dissertation information into DSpace in an automated way?
I'm just getting started with our DSpace instance and am gathering Proquest submissions. I really don't want to manually ingest them. I've seen the BEpress Code4Lib project by Averkamp and Lee. Just wondering if there is something that I am overlooking.
The SWORD option is intriguing and my only concern was with the Embargo period not coming in. Just wondering if others have tried this and what the workflow looks like. I don't have time to code, so want to use what others have done!
We don't do that many Dissertations so if we had to it would be fairly easy to use the SWORD protocol to bring them in and then check embargo periods and set them after loading... Just curious what others are doing about this.
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Denton TX 76204-5528