Campus Looks for New Search Engine; Temporarily Adopts Google

Following problems reported with the campus? Alta Vista search engine, a small team was assembled to identify possible alternatives. After consultation with various groups, including the Technology Infrastructure Forum, the team is developing a Request for Proposals (RFP), with the goal of identifying vendors who can comply with requirements for a new campus search engine. In the meantime, on May 21st, the campus temporarily transitioned from Alta Vista to using Google's free search engine (see Instructions on how to use Google to index Web pages were provided to the technology support community (see The results of the RFP will be communicated later this fall.