The Digital Library and Archives department has recently conducted a small scale experiment in automating the deposit of scholarly works into VTechWorks, the institutional repository.
We have an arrangement with BioMed Central, an open access publisher, to automatically send newly published articles with Virginia Tech authors to VTechWorks via SWORD technology.
The BioMed Central collection in VTechWorks is very small, but already many problems have been spotted:
- No subject metadata provided
- Some items are missing author metadata
- When author metadata is present, it does not indicate which author is from Virginia Tech
- Articles are occasionally deposited twice