About this collection

SPECTRa (Submission, Preservation and Exposure of Chemistry Teaching and Research Data) was a collaboration between Cambridge University and Imperial College to research issues in the deposition of chemistry data in Open Access digital repositories. Funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) under its Digital Repositories programme, it ran from October 2005 to March 2007. Requirements for and attitudes towards data archiving and open access publication were discovered by interview and survey. This led to the development of a set of Open Source software tools for packaging and submitting X-ray crystallography, NMR spectra and computational chemistry data to DSpace digital repositories.

This collection will hold reports, presentations and papers published from the project.

Recent Submissions

  • Case Study: SWORD implementation in the SPECTRa chemistry data submission tool 

    Downing, Jim (2008-06-16)
    Informed by our experiences with existing remote deposit interfaces for the DSpace Institutional Repository software, we have implemented the SWORD (Simple Web service Offering Repository Deposit) AtomPub (Atom Publishing ...
  • The SPECTRa Project: A Wider Chemistry View 

    Downing, Jim; Tonge, Alan (University of Cambridge, 2006-10-20)
    The SPECTRa project is a collaboration between Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge investigating needs, attitudes and solutions to depositing chemistry data in institutional digital repositories. Because ...
  • DSpace Update 

    Downing, Jim (2006-10-19)
    The presentation covers some key facts about the state of the DSpace software and community in October 2006. On the software side 1.4 has been release, 1.4.1 is coming soon and some potential features of 1.5 are ...
  • Chemistry in DSpace 

    Downing, Jim (2006-04-20)
    This presentation is an overview of the SPECTRa project that was delivered at the DSpace User Group meeting in Bergen in April 2006. The need for Open Data is described, as is the particular problems that exist for Open ...