We are considering implementing automated article-deposits from BioMed Central to our IR via SWORD. If anyone has gone down this path before and could answer a few question, that would be great.

1- Is there much tweaking/cleaning of the metadata received from BMC is required?

2- What workflow do you have in place to verify author affiliations? How much staff time is involved?

3- Does anyone contact the authors to let them know their work is now available through your IR?

Any input or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Louise Brittain Boisvert
cIRcle Graduate Academic Assistant
cIRcle Digital Repository, UBC Library
University of British Colombia