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SWISH-Enhanced 1.0 Released

From: Roy Tennant <rtennant(at)not-real.library.berkeley.EDU>
Date: Fri Aug 15 1997 - 21:36:29 GMT
SWISH-Enhanced: Fast, Free, and Flexible Web Site Indexing

The UC Berkeley Library has just released version 1.0 of SWISH-Enhanced, 
a powerful and yet easy to setup and use Web site search engine. SWISH-E 
is an upgraded version of the popular SWISH software that has been freely 
available for years from Enterpise Integration Technologies. The author 
of the software (Kevin Hughes) gave permission to the UC Berkeley Library 
to implement bug fixes and major new enhancements, such as support for 
HTML META tags. 

The UC Berkeley Library has also programmed a front-end interface to 
SWISH-Enhanced called AutoSwish that provides one-click indexing of any 
site or subdirectory by anyone authorized to create indexes on that site. 
It has never been easier to provide a group of Web authors with a 
powerful search capability. It runs under UNIX (tested on Sun Solaris and 
Digital UNIX) and AutoSwish requires Perl.

SWISH-E's support of HTML META tags now makes it possible to "catalog" 
your Web site, using either developing standards such as the Dublin Core 
or a scheme of your own devising. Even the most complex indexes can be 
easily created by filling out a one-page Web form and allowing AutoSwish 
to take care of the rest. SWISH-E indexes can also be maintained or 
removed by any authorized user who accesses the AutoSwish maintenance Web 

The SWISH-E Web site has demonstrations, information and more. We have 
also established a SWISH-E electronic discussion for answering questions 
and posting updates or useful auxiliary programs.

Roy Tennant
Digital Library SunSITE
UC Berkeley Library
Received on Fri Aug 15 14:41:29 1997