SUNScholar/Interoperability

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Definition

As per wikipedia;

"Interoperability is a property of a product or system, whose interfaces are completely understood, to work with other products or systems, present or future, without implementation or any restrictions in access. While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for information exchange, a more broad definition takes into account social, political, and organizational factors that impact system to system performance."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interoperability

Interfaces

What "interfaces" does DSpace have?

Input

Using User Interfaces

  1. Submit content using the XMLUI interface.
  2. Import content using the XMLUI administrative interface.
  3. Import metadata using the XMLUI administrative interface.

Using System Interfaces

  1. Submit content using the web API.
  2. Import using the packages format.
  3. Import using the simple archive format.
  4. Backup and restore using the AIP format.
  5. Submit items using the SWORD interface.

Output

Using User Interfaces

  1. Download content using the XMLUI interface.
  2. Export content using the XMLUI administrative interface.
  3. Export metadata using the XMLUI administrative interface.

Using System Interfaces

  1. Allow other systems to modify content using the web API.
  2. Export using the packages format.
  3. Export using the simple archive format.
  4. Backup and restore using the AIP format.
  5. Allow other systems to "harvest" content via the OAI interface.

System Migration

EPrints to DSpace

DSpace to EPrints

Conclusion

DSpace has many interfaces that allow for content interoperability with other systems.

In addition DSpace is built using open systems to allow for technical interoperability with other open systems.