Google Search Appliance for MIIS

We’ve just added a new Search interface to our Google Search Appliance, this one for the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The frontend uses a custom stylesheet to get the GSA interface to look like the rest of the MIIS site, which updated its design last week. The web applications that Middlebury hosts for MIIS (the Directory and the Online Giving Form) were updated to this new design yesterday. We index content on the following MIIS sites:

http://www.miis.edu/
http://policy.miis.edu/
http://translate.miis.edu/
http://language.miis.edu/
http://fisher.miis.edu/

The “All” collection includes, well, all of those, while the last four have custom search collections that let you refine your query. I waited to make this post until we’d indexed enough content. We’ve got about 5000 pages indexed currently and I’m betting there will be more by tomorrow. Generally it takes a full day to reindex the content of an institution-level website like Middlebury’s or MIIS’s.

You can get directly to the MIIS search interface by going to this URL:

http://search.middlebury.edu/search?&site=all&client=miis_frontend&proxystylesheet=miis_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd

You can also have a form on your website that lets people search the MIIS site through the GSA. Here’s some basic HTML code that allows you to do this:

<form method=”GET” action=”http://search.middlebury.edu/search”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”site” value=”all” />
<input type=”hidden” name=”client” value=”miis_frontend” />
<input type=”hidden” name=”proxystylesheet” value=”miis_frontend” />
<input type=”hidden” name=”output” value=”xml_no_dtd” />
<input type=”text” name=”q” />
</form>

 

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