Good books for search managers

This is the latest version of my occasional attempts to define a core library for search managers. This time I have structured the list from strategy to operations and added a brief scope note on them. A reasonably complete list of books on information retrieval and...

A history of enterprise search 1970-1979

Although the theme of this series of posts is enterprise search only now in the 1970s do products emerge which are clearly the antecedents of what we would regard as enterprise search applications. From here on in the focus on academic research will be significantly...

A history of enterprise search 1960-1969

Condensing the progress made in the 1960s into a single post is not easy and so this is a very selective perspective.  As far as algorithm developments were concerned Bourne and Ford published a paper on stemming in 1961, Damerau reported on approaches to solve...

A history of enterprise search 1948-1959

I have set the start date for this history somewhat arbitrarily as 1948, the year of the Royal Society Scientific Information Conference. This conference identified the challenges that lay ahead in managing the flow of scientific information, challenges that we have...