We try to learn from others, but often other projects and programs don't want to share information about how they did it. This could be due to a need for confidentiality, a belief that they don't have anything to share, a desire to hide their mistakes, or just not enough time to put the information online. Therefore, I was very pleased to see the information available for the Texas Heritage Online, "a federated search portal for Texas libraries, archives, and museums with digital collections of cultural heritage materials." Here is a one-page document that gives a technical overview of their federated search software. The information is easy to read and only uses necessary jargon.
Thanks to whomever spearheaded the effort to put this information online. I'm sure that others besides myself appreciate it.
Technorati tag: Federated Search