Just picking up on a tweet from Simon on 18th December:
"@josswinn desktop repository link great idea. we have thought about a desktop deposit tool. Have you any experience of desktop widgets?"
We do actually have a working tool for quick deposit from the desktop - it is based on SWORD and was developed by Boyd Duffee at Keele University. It is a little bit rough and ready and could use more work but it certainly has potential for OER deposit for UniCycle - it may make Jakki's life a little easier for example!
I've done a very quick demo as a screencast to show how it works:
It's a little bit fiddly to configure - you need to modify a couple of files to ensure it is set up correctly. If anyone would like to have a go let me know and I'll send you a zip and help you configure it.