[Web4lib] Lack of discussion of Google CSE and Libraries
david.rothman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 10:28:13 EST 2006
While I think they rank significantly below sliced bread, CSEs CAN be placed
on one's own web site. Look at LISZEN.com as an example, or the one I
embedded in my blog at
LISZEN's results even display under the LISZEN banner, and this isn't hard
to set up.
On 11/9/06, Carol Bean <beanworks at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm with Ross on this. What you say is true, but only from within
> Google. Is there a way to take this tool and put it on our library
> website, or do we have to set up our CSE's on Google, and go there
> (or send patrons there) to use the tool?
> Cool tool, but better than sliced bread?
> Carol Bean
> On Nov 9, 2006, at 9:55 AM, Drew, Bill wrote:
> > You are missing one major point. It does not take a programmer to do
> > anything with it. The Google API and other APIs really require
> > programming skills. To me it is the biggest thing since sliced bread
> > because it goes back to one of our basic functions as librarians,
> > collection development and selection of resources. I wish it did go
> > further in going into the Invisible Web that is buried in our
> > databases.
> > I t could potentially serve as our federated search engine if it did.
> > The front line librarian who knows how to do searches and understands
> > Boolean logic can use the CSE to create great tools for our users. I
> > think that is meaningful and significant!
> > Bill Drew
> > drewwe at morrisville.edu
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rossfsinger at gmail.com [mailto:rossfsinger at gmail.com] On
> > Behalf Of
> > Ross Singer
> > Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:46 AM
> > To: Drew, Bill
> > Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
> > Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Lack of discussion of Google CSE and Libraries
> > Bill,
> > The problem with Google CSE, as I see it, is that there doesn't seem
> > to be an API for it (is there and I'm missing it?).
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