[ckan-discuss] CKAN packages containing packages query

David Read david.read at okfn.org
Fri Jul 15 17:55:04 BST 2011

2011/7/15 Adrià Mercader <amercadero at gmail.com>:
> 2011/7/15 David Read <david.read at okfn.org>:
>> On 15 July 2011 07:32, Jo Walsh <jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> [...]
>> This would be useful first step for Edinburgh, but as far as the
>> following ideas you outline, such as the two-way bridge CKAN to
>> DSpace, I'm less sure. The down-side of harvesting (as I understand
>> it) is that it is one-way, leaving a read-only copy. @Adria is this
>> correct?
> The first part is correct, harvesting is one-way process, but right
> now, there is nothing that prevents the created package on the
> "harvesting" instance from being edited, so it's not read-only.

Thanks for clearing it up. This is something we should consider when
harvesting starts to be rolled out to publicly editable sites, because
the next time the original package is updated, the harvested copy will
be replaced, losing any edits.


> Adrià

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