I think for my purposes, which it to index our processes and procedures
manual and eventually our new 100 page web site, a search appliance is
overkill. I'm going to try both Nutch and Swish-e, and see which works
better. They both seem like perfectly suitable options for my needs.
Actually, both programs suggested probably could do our entire County's
intranet to be quite honest. It might be worth setting up an index for
that as well. :)
Anyhow, thanks for the guidance, everyone.
David Cloutman <[log in to unmask]>
Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library
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Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Solr for Internal Searching
I know this is code4lib, not buystuff4lib, but the Google Mini is
reputed to be rather quick, bulletproof and configurable, and starts
at $3k. For example, it works nicely with lots of file formats
(including Office documents) out of the box. And works with LDAP and
NTLM for authentication and authorization.
I suspect it'll probably be challenging to deliver a quality search
solution for a lower total cost.
Of course, this all depends on what your intranet looks like on the
inside. I've seen 'intranet' mean a things that would call for wildly
different search solutions.
So... solr is great, but this question doesn't contain nearly enough
information to answer whether it's a good fit for your task at hand.
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Cloutman, David
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Today my boss asked me to come up with a solution that would let us
> index and search our intranet. I was already thinking of using Solr on
> our public Web site we are building, and thought this might be a good
> opportunity to knock two items off the to-do list with the same
> technology. I know there was a preconference session on Solr this
> and I have the sense that this is gaining traction in the library
> community. Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this?
> - David
> David Cloutman <[log in to unmask]>
> Electronic Services Librarian
> Marin County Free Library
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