The CRIG is promoting interoperability of repositories with other services during a roadshow in the summer of 2008. It will be doing this by setting up a “Developer Lounge” where people will be encouraged to stop by and pitch their innovative technology ideas. The primary motive of this Roadshow is to interface repositories with other *non-repository* services for the purpose of finding out how repositories can better integrate in the current scholarly landscape.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Protoype: Minamalist Search Interface

The EduWeb Awards had the University of Chicago as the winning web site (CMS).  It was aclaimed for its minamalistic design, but we thought it could even take it a step further by utilising the Google minamalist search approach. 

We also thought it might be worth looking into Google SiteMaps to provide a common way of presenting University web sites to the user which could be optimised via the kinds of searches that took place on the local search engine.

Point being that better search facilities (analytics) should be put into the institutional search engine so as to guaratee that the user is getting back what they want. 

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