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Elastic search, Search, Indexing, Search engine, Academic library

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University Libraries


This article discusses our implementation of an Elastic cluster to address our search, search administration and indexing needs, how it integrates in our technology infrastructure, and finally takes a close look at the way that we built a reusable, dynamic search engine that powers our digital repository search. We cover the lessons learned with our early implementations and how to address them to lay the groundwork for a scalable, networked search environment that can also be applied to alternative search engines such as Solr.

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Pham, K., Reyes, F., & Rynhart, J. (2020). Building a library search infrastructure with Elasticsearch. Code{4}lib Journal, 48.

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