Open Source Systems for Libraries Swicki

A Swicki is community powered search engine that tailors the results to produce targeted search results for the community. The search results from a swicki is more focused than a general search engine and can learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

A swicki can also be trained. Sites that are useful can be promoted and those not relevant can be excluded. A “buzz cloud” provides a swarm of words that are hot in the community. The search results from a swicki are more focused than a general search engine and they will continue to learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

In support of the OSS4Lib community I created the Open Source Systems for Libraries swicki.