Adapting Existing Search Tools for Use with the JSR 168 and WSRP Portlet Standards: The CREE Project

Jonathan Hunter (Software Engineer working on the projects associated with EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. (
Chris Awre (Integration Architect for the CREE and other projects at the University of Hull Libraries. (

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 1 December 2005



Seeks to assess how new research and progress about how libraries and institutional web sites can adapt a range of distinct search tools using the portlet standards to achieve improved access.


Locally integrated web search tools help users to navigate through web sites without needing to go to multiple sites.


Search tools should be created with delivery via a portlet in mind. Compliance to CREE defined standards suggest good results as proven by several partners. This set of procedures suggests a very good future for locally integrated web search tools.


Examples of experiences with different partners suggest rather remarkable promise for portlet standards that can be applied to searching web sites The CREE project has proven easy adapability and now a significant amount of testing and experience confirms the operations it can perform with the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards and other Java‐based tools.



Hunter, J. and Awre, C. (2005), "Adapting Existing Search Tools for Use with the JSR 168 and WSRP Portlet Standards: The CREE Project", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 22 No. 10, pp. 22-26.

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