Many more smaller ILS companies are getting in the game:
- TLC - Indigo
- Auto-Graphics - AGent Search
EntropySoft, Inc. -- Materials come in and can be repurposed.
- ContentETL -- Schedules transfers between content stores
- ContentFederation-- Individualized view of data
Epocrates -- Built with Vivisimo Velocity Search Engine. Built on base of 3100 monographs. Federated search ties in external resources. For health professionals. "Help health care workers quickly find details without scrolling through pages of content."
Federated search on the desktop:
- Introduced in Windows 7
- Primary basis OpenSearch protocol -- Many search applets usable in other environments.
- Uses LiveSearch as an intermediary. To translate from other search protocols. (Where they don't have proper connectors.)
- Built on fundamentally old technology
- Too slow compared to pre-indexed content (or pre-coordinated)
- Lack of term coordination annoys librarians - but no one else really seems to care...
Serial Solutions' Summon(TM) -- It's not the be all and end all, but it's better than what we have now. Conceptually it is a good start in the right direction. They believe that other vendors will create similar products.
- Number of choices from commercial vendors is rapidly shrinking
- Progress on the standards front. More so on open search.
- Move towards holistic content discovery
Search technologies drive business
Over 100 companies develop "enterprise search" software
Federated search is a universal problem
More is going to happen "in the cloud". SaaS model is gaining traction.
Significant new search paradigms will drive seemingly radical solutions.
The business of data will change radically
Digital storage companies will splinter
- Maintain the data -- match data with search techniques
- Manage the access -- will become subscription and pay-as-you-go
- Access to data -- including user delivery
- Individualized access -- serving data to wide range of organizations. Completely cloud-based
- "Background nature" of search
- Very high user expectations
- No clear delineation where search is and where it isn't
- Welcome to the World if IT?
- Managing, indexing, maintaining data might be outsourced
- User challenges, expectations remain
- Tremendous opportunities because paradigms don't yet exist
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