At UMich, we use space on a Google Appliance as our site search
(different setups for internal vs. public pages) and have been pretty
happy. I've been able to abuse the "google ads" space to our benefit
-- e.g., go to http://lib.umich.edu/ and search "Web Pages" for "grad"
(get today's hours) or 'dueber' (find me).
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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 year,
>> 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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