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Ruby gem and command-line tool for generating sitemap files from the DataCite REST API. Uses the SitemapGenerator gem and can be run as Docker container, e.g. using ECS and triggered by AWS Lambda, as described here.

Run as a command-line tool:

maltese sitemap


Requires Ruby 2.2 or later. Then add the following to your Gemfile to install the latest version:

gem 'maltese'

Then run bundle install to install into your environment.

You can also install the gem system-wide in the usual way:

gem install maltese


We use rspec for unit testing:

bundle exec rspec

Follow along via Github Issues.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project
  • Write tests for your new feature or a test that reproduces a bug
  • Implement your feature or make a bug fix
  • Do not mess with Rakefile, version or history
  • Commit, push and make a pull request. Bonus points for topical branches.


maltese is released under the MIT License.