The Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) uses Solr to help both external visitors and internal users (students and staff) find their way on the website. The AHK consists of six schools or academies; Solr enables visitors to search the websites of all academies at once, while offering advanced ways of finding the most relevant results first. Visitors can filter the results by academy, but when they search within an academy website, the results of that particular academy are already boosted.
By making use of the ability of Solr to take user access rights into account, students and members of staff who are logged in to the website can find information on the intranet, in addition to the public information. Faceted search enables users to search just the intranet (of their own academy) or the entire website.
The AHK also uses Solr to provide an advanced method of searching within the study programmes offered. This is done by a separate index queue. Visitors can easily filter the programmes on offer by facets such as field of interest, course level and language of instruction.
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