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Peter Wiringa <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:52:46 -0500
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We're not proclaiming best practices so much in that section of the site as
we are just enumerating a couple of options.

That said, I think we all recognize that result quality from the search
appliance against large collections & clients is horrible at the moment,
and a site--or more limited--search would be advisable. I'm liking the way
both CLA and AHC are using tabs on some of their pages. Here's an AHC
example, that I believe is standardized across all of their pages with more
recent designs.


The "All AHC Sites" and "This Site" tabs use AHC's frontend/client, so you
get a nice, narrower (better?) resultset and their keymatches are provided
in place of the U-wide matches.

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Tony Thomas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Andria,
> I believe you can find the answers to most your questions in the search
> section of the U of M Brand website<http://www1.umn.edu/brand/apps-and-tools/tabbed-search/index.php>
> .
> Tony
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Andria Peters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hey, there.
>> I was wondering if I could get some input/best practices advice from the
>> group on the search bar. We have been using the standard search bar that's
>> open to everything at the U, but a few of our units have expressed wanting
>> a site only search. How are you all handling search and search results for
>> your sites?
>> I've seen University-wide search, site only, tabbed results, radio button
>> options, custom-designed results pages, and everything in between.
>> Here's our site for reference: http://www.research.umn.edu
>> Thanks!
>> Andria
>> --
>> *Andria Peters*
>> Creative Services Lead
>> Office of the VP for Research <http://www.research.umn.edu/>
>> University of Minnesota
>> 612.625.6093
>> *Stay connected via our
>> research blog <http://researchumn.com/> & business blog<http://businessumn.com/>
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> --
> Tony Thomas
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Peter Wiringa
Electronic Communications/New Media
University Relations, University of Minnesota

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