Version 1.1 of the eSciDoc Infrastructure has been released.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
- Improved Ingest with support for pre-set states (e.g., ingest objects in status 'released'). Ingest performance has been improved significantly.
- Support for user preferences added
- Group policies extend the existing authorization options and allow for better support of collaborative working environments
- Support for Japanese character sets in full-text and metadata searches, including the extraction of Japanese text from PDF documents
- Support for OAI-PMH with dynamic sets based on filters
- Improved and extended functionality for the Admin Tool, which now comes with a web-based GUI
The eSciDoc Core Services form a middleware for e-Research applications. The Core Services encapsulate a repository (Fedora Commons) and implement a broad range of commonly used functionalities. The service-oriented architecture fosters the creation of autonomous services, which can be re-used independently from the rest of the infrastructure. The multi-disciplinary nature of the existing Solutions built on top of the Core Services ensure the coverage of a broad range of generic and discipline-specific requirements.