Category Archives: Release

d:swarm – v0.9.2 release

We are happy to bring you (yet) another version of d:swarm with many new and interesting features. Furthermore, you can also see how we’ve done the processing of Springer Journals data at SLUB.

So here is the list of features that have been added or enhanced since our last release:

  • RDF export on-the-fly (see last 6 mime types in this list of export formats)
  • JSON export on-the-fly (see JSON flavours + first 7 mime types in this list of export formats)
  • Solr XML update format export on-the-fly
  • extend support of inbuilt schemata, e.g.,
    • PICA+
    • UBL Intermediate Format
    • Springer Journals schema
  • new transformation functions:
    • a collector function that also emits its result, when not every input has been fired (multi-collect)
    • a SQL database request function that is able to emit multiple results (sql-db-request)
    • a hashing function for Base64 (base64)
    • a hashing function for SipHash (siphash)
    • tail function (tail)
    • head function (head)
  • enhanced transformation functions:
    • all collector (all)
  • d:swarm tools (for backup and replay of projects and the content of their data models)
  • mark attribute path (in schema) as multivalue (utilised, e.g., to produce schema-conform JSON)
  • define own resource identifiers
  • enhanced error handling/ more expressive logging + more expressive messages for user
  • various bug fixes and improvements over all parts of the application (frontend, backend, graph extension, …)

Feel free to test all these additions, improvements and enhancements at our demo instance (see the full list of tickets that have been resolved since our last release). We are happy about any kind of feedback via our various communication channels: Twitter, Slack, Gitter, Google+, mailing list, issue tracker or simply drop us a note at team[at]dswarm[dot]org.

Happy testing and evaluating!

D:SWARM beta release on the occasion of SWIB14

D:SWARM is truly #opensource, please participate!

Today, we have released a public beta of d:swarm on the occasion of the conference Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB14). The SWIB conference aims to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners on Linked Open Data (LOD) developments relevant to the library world. And this is what we ask you to do: please help us test our web application, guide our development or fork our code. We are looking forward to your feedback, your ideas, and your opinion.

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Please test this: Alpha Release of our Data Management Software


d:swarm – Data Management and Swarm Intelligence

We have accomplished an important milestone in our sub-project Data Management Platform. We are proud to present the alpha release and, at the same time, pronounce the name of our data integration and data modelling tool: d:swarm. This name does call to mind associations with swarm intelligence, busy swarming and altruistic collaboration. At this stage, however, we focus on making our principal idea of a highly flexible data integration solution with a graphical user interface come true. We want to take away the task of data management from programmers and IT specialists and give it back into the hands of those to whom it belongs: librarians, metadata experts and knowledge workers. Continue reading