I’m glad to be writing about some exciting updates to OSU Search. In version 0.4.2, you will find an updated look and feel and some usability features. Among the new things you will find are:

  • The links to different types of search (collections) are located on a left sidebar instead of above the search box.
  • Filter by url – Users can now filter by urls by clicking the domains that we currently crawl located in the left sidebar.
  • Header and footer updates – they now include the same content as the homepage
  • The search box has moved down closer to the results area
  • Faster results!

We think these additions to OSU Search will make finding what you’re looking for easier. We will keep bringing new features to OSU Search to help users explore more advanced search features they may not be aware of. Some of the future improvements will include: people search, location search and speed improvements. Our goal is to let people just type what they are looking for without having to worry about what filters to use or what options they need to select. OSU Search should be doing all the heavy lifting for users.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below.

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