Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE): an end-user oriented institutional repository search service

Pieper, Dirk and Summann, Friedrich Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE): an end-user oriented institutional repository search service. Library Hi Tech, 2006, vol. 24, n. 4, pp. 614-619. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Purpose: This paper describes the activities of Bielefeld University Library in establishing OAI based repository servers and in using OAI resources for end-user-oriented search services like BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine). Design/methodology/approach: BASE uses the search engine technology Fast Data Search. Findings: BASE is able to integrate external functions of Google Scholar. The search engine technology can replace or amend the search functions of a given repository software. BASE can also be embedded in external repository environments. Originality/value: The paper provides an overview over the functionalities of BASE and gives insight into the challenges that have to be faced when harvesting and integrating resources from multiple OAI servers.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: search engines, University libraries
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Emma McCulloch
Date deposited: 24 Mar 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07

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Crow, R. (2002), The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper, available at: (accessed 9 May 2006).

Lossau, N. (2004), “Search engine technology and digital libraries, libraries need to discover the academic Internet”, D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 6, available at: (accessed 9 May 2006).


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