1st September 2010

Cramond Room, e-Science Institute, Edinburgh

This free event is being organised in partnership with SHERPA, and has been scheduled as a pre-event for RepoFringe 2010, which follows on the 2nd & 3rd September.

SHERPA/RoMEO is the database of scholarly publishers' open access policies that is used by repository managers and academics worldwide to check the archiving rights for their publications.

The Applications Programmmers' Interface (API) is being used:

  • to check archiving rights automatically in repository software during the deposition process
  • to create national and foreign language versions of RoMEO
  • to merge RoMEO data with local information
  • etc.

This workshop brings together people with an interest in the SHERPA/RoMEO API; outlining the purpose of the API, progress and plans for development; Presenting user case studies; discussing users' needs and priorities; and helping set the direction of developments.

To prepare for the workshop, delegates will be invited to participate in an online survey regarding their thoughts about the future API.


Time Description More info.
10:00 Registration & Refreshments  
10:30 Welcome & Aims – Jane H. Smith, SHERPA  
10:35 Brief introduction to RoMEO and the API – Peter Millington, SHERPA Download
11:00 Using the RoMEO API in Germany: creation of SHERPA/RoMEO deutsch – Claus Spiecker, Universitat Stuttgart Download Download
11:30 Coffee  
11:45 Integrating RoMEO into the Symplectic Repository Tools deposit client – Richard Jones, Symplectic Download
12:15 RoMEO in AJAX – Ian Stuart, Edina Download Download
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 RoMEO developments and implications for the API – Peter Millington, SHERPA Download
14:00 Breakout session 1: User scenarios – Facilitators & Participants Download
14:30 User scenarios - session reports and discussion – Participants Download
15:00 Coffee - available during the breakout sessions  
15:15 Breakout session 2: What do we want from the API? – Facilitators & Participants Download
15:45 The API Wish List - session reports and discussion – Participants Download
16:15 Wrap-up: What happens next? – Peter Millington, SHERPA Download
16:30 Close  


For further information contact Peter Millington.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.