Solr powers library, government, and enterprise search systems in thousands of applications. This talk will showcase the various technologies and techniques used to build effective user search, browse, and find interfaces on top of Solr. Several of the full featured open-source library Solr front-ends will be shown, including Blacklight and VuFind. We’ll also demonstrate several front-end frameworks including:
• Solr Flare - a Ruby on Rails plugin featuring Simile Timeline integration, Ajax suggest, and more
• Solritas - a built-in lightweight UI templating framework
Additionally, we’ll take a look under the covers of http://search.lucidimagination.com and see what makes it shine.