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Can we add our LibGuides to our college or university's search engine?

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013  |  1085 Views
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Yes! There are two ways this can be done - you'll want to work with your IT department in either case.

1. XML Export

If your institution's search appliance can handle XML imports, you can periodically provide your IT department with an XML Export of your site.

  • You must have the Images & Backup Module to get an XML Export.
  • You must log into your system as an admin-level user to get to the XML Export.
  • Select Tools  > Add-on Module.
  • Click the link to request an XML Export.
  • When it is available, download it and email it to your IT department.

2. Crawl Your LibGuides Site:

If you don't have the Images & Backup Module, your IT department may be able to point your institution's search appliance to your LibGuides site, and have the appliance crawl the site.

If you're using Google Search Appliance, please read this FAQ for more details: http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=122444

Answered by Anna BurkeBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (2)

  1. Is there anyway to make the search box only search LibGuides from my University?
    by Tracy on Apr 27, 2010.
  2. Yes, that automatically happens. Since you're using the API code generated from your site, the code automatically points to your site. :)
    by Anna on Apr 27, 2010.

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