Top 10 Enterprise Search Must Reads

Top 10 Enterprise Search Must Reads

Looking to hone up your enterprise search skills, but having a hard time figuring out where to turn? Well, maybe we can help. With summer just around the corner, we know many of you will be packing up and heading to the beach for some well deserved rest and relaxation. If you’re like us, this also means you’ll be stocking up with a few good books to kick back and relax with (just keep in mind that the glare on an iPad screen is a reall killer). Why not take advantage of this time to delve into some of the wonderful enterprise search books out there? While there aren’t a lot of general enterprise search books in print, the one’s that do exist are generally quite good. We’ve been through just about all of them, so we thought we’d put together a list of our favourites, for colleagues and clients alike. A few of these books aren’t specificaly enterprise search related, but we feel are still quite relevant to the field. Think we’re missing a few? Let us know of others you think should be in the top 10. A bit of forewarning – we’ll be tough to sway!

  1. Search Patterns, by Peter Morville and Jeffrey Callender

  2. Making Search Work, by Martin White

  3. Beyond Search: What to Do When Your Enterprise Search System Doesn’t Work, by Stephen E. Arnold

  4. Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success, by Greg Nudelman

  5. Search User Interfaces, by Marti A. Hearst

  6. Ambient Findability, by Peter Morville

  7. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, by Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld

  8. Enterprise Search in Action, by Marc Teutelink (early access edition)

  9. Endeca User Interface Design Pattern Library, by Endeca (okay, not really a book but Endeca has done an excellent job with this – Instapaper it, and pretend it’s a book)

  10. Search Analytics for Your Site, by Louis Rosenfeld (well okay, to be fair we haven’t read this one yet as it hasn’t been released. It will be soon however, and since we’re quite enamored with search analytics we definitely can’t wait!)

Over the past 15 years Hugh has worked on just about every kind of software design, development and maintenance project. Using his thorough technology experience, and developed search expertise, Hugh helps Norconex deliver successful search implementations. Hugh currently holds the position of Vice-President of Infrastructure at Norconex.