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Interactive Multi-Submission Deposit Workflows for Desktop Applications

Tarrant, David, Carr, Les, Wade, Alex and Warner, Simeon (2010) Interactive Multi-Submission Deposit Workflows for Desktop Applications At Open Repositories 2010, Spain.

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Online submission and publishing is the norm for academic researchers. With the pressure on these authors to submit their work to conferences, journals and Institutional Repositories, this leads to de- mands on the author to go through multiple web based interfaces, filling in forms with the same information multiple times before they can sub- mit. At the same time, each of these services in turn will have made pol- icy decisions on what types of format they allow and what templates the content has to conform to. The amount of work expected of the author does not adding up to the potential gain, thus most authors will only submit into the repository or publication where they foresee the most benefit. In this paper we propose a solution to this problem that embeds the workflow for multiple submissions into the desktop application of the author, most commonly Microsoft Word. We also propose extending the work done on the Microsoft Word Author Add-in tool to allow two-way negotiation between each repository and the desktop application.

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Published date: 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 2010
Venue - Dates: Open Repositories 2010, Spain, 2010-07-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 270839
PURE UUID: dc910fcd-e961-460d-bd1d-097e23a460a2
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2010 08:13
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:50

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Author: David Tarrant
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD
Author: Alex Wade
Author: Simeon Warner

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