September 5, 2009
Staffing the Reference Desk Today?
God, I hope no one is stuck sitting at the reference desk today but if you are I bet you have plenty of time on your hands. Might as well take a quick look at a search engine list that comes from South Korea. It's a briefly annotated list organized under the following categories: All-Purpose Search Engines, Accounting, Bit Torrent, Blog, Business, Email, Enterprise, Forum, Games, Human Search, International, Jobs, Legal, Maps, Medical, MetaSearch, Multimedia, News, Open Source, People, Question & Answer, Real Estate, School, Shopping, Shopping, Source Code, Usenet and Visual Search Engines.
I thought folks gave up on compiling SE lists many years ago because they're largely efforts in futility. As Stephen Arnold notes on Beyond Search, the list omits Bing and Lucid Imagination, an enterprise level vendor of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search technology. [JH]