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Fedora in the world of Integrated Search

Fiedler Christiansen, K. (2008) Fedora in the world of Integrated Search. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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For most of the users of Fedora for managing digital objects, Fedora is just one of the sources of digital information available to them. Thus you will often see a library or archive having several available databases for searching, each with their own user interface and query language. Some places will offer a federated search option: You can write one query string, it will be submitted to multiple databases, and the search results of each will be presented. In contrast, integrated search is the art of searching multiple, heterogeneous data sources using just one index. The advantage of this is that you will have just one query language which can search all your data sources, you can have ranking and clustering across the heterogeneous data sources, and everything will be presented in a uniform way. User studies at The State and University Library show that most library users never look at anything but the main search service at the library. Thus if the digital material in the Fedora repository is not available through the main search service, most of the users will never see it. This presentation will show how Fedora can without great effort integrate with the open source integrated search engine Summa, using an atomistic data model, the proai OAI-PMH provider, disseminators, web services and XSLT technology.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:Kåre Fiedler Christiansen
Subjects:User Groups > Fedora User Group > Search
ID Code:103
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:09 Apr 2008 07:19
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:08


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