Contribute an non-ELG compatible tool or service

This page describes how to contribute tools or services that do not follow the ELG specifications to the European Language Grid. These include downloadable tools that run locally, web services running outside ELG, etc.

You can describe a tool or service and upload its contents at ELG or include in its description a link to the location it can be accessed from.

0. Before you start

1. Prepare the content files (for ELG hosted resources)

If you wish to upload the software (e.g. software code, downloadable executable files that run locally, docker images) at ELG, you must package it in a compressed format (currently as a .zip file).

2. Describe the software

Metadata overview

The software must be described according to the ELG schema and comply at least with the minimal version. The metadata elements that you need to provide for the software comprise a set of elements organized (for presentation purposes) into the following groups:

3. Register the software at ELG

The current release of ELG offers two options for registering a catalogue item:

If you wish to upload the software, follow the instructions described here.

4. Manage and submit for publication

Through the “My items” page you can access your metadata record (see Manage your items) and edit it until you are satisfied. You can then submit it for publication, in line with the publication lifecycle defined for ELG metadata records.

At this stage, the metadata record can no longer be edited and is only visible to you and to us, the ELG platform administrators.

Before it is published, your submission undergoes a validation process, which is described in detail at CHAPTER 4: VALIDATING ITEMS.

Once approved, it will appear on the ELG catalogue and you will receive a notification email.