Introducing: FISH Free (as in kittens) Integrated Search Handler

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/05/2007 - 14:28

Are you satisfied with your OPAC? In all likelihood, the answer is no. Actually, the answer will porbably always be no. You can probably provide plenty of examples of how the OPAC sucks especially well in your library. FISH: Free (as in kittens) Integrated Search Handler A front-end for an API-based search. By using the incredibly powerful IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition, a free (beer) search engine built using Apache's Lucene technology, it's able to provide relevancy-ranked responses that are displayed in a friendly environment .
If you are interested in taking a closer look at what they are doing, they would welcome any feedback. Be warned, however, that as a working project the beta site may or may not be up at any given time and it will be changing. FISH is located at fish4info.org/union.