The PKP Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Harvester 2.3 Beta.
This is a major rewrite of numerous parts of the Harvester code, including metadata storage and indexing. It increases indexing flexibility to support plugin-based indexing, including Lucene/SOLR support. It also adds OAI Data Provider support, including the potential to convert between metadata formats (currently from various formats into Dublin Core).
Because of the scope of changes included in the forthcoming release of Harvester 2.3, including the new PKP library that will be included in the next major releases of OJS and OCS, we invite the user community to provide feedback prior to the full release of Harvester 2.3.
The Harvester 2.3 beta package is available at http://pkp.sfu.ca/harvester2/download/harvester-2.3.0b1.tar.gz
. Note that the Help files have not yet been updated to reflect the new release.
Because of the extensive changes in metadata storage, note that the upgrade process deletes stored metadata
and all archives will need to be re-harvested following the upgrade.