Salt Lake City, UT - May 1, 2007 -- MuseGlobal, provider of comprehensive search management systems worldwide, is pleased to announce its participation in the Blackboard Building Blocks Program. Over 400 academic institutions and thousands of developers have used Blackboard Building Blocks to add new functionality or integrate other products into the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. MuseGlobal is currently the sole federated search application provider registered with the Blackboard Building Blocks program. The program was created in 2001 by Blackboard to foster development of sharable, re-purposeable web applications.
Open, collaborative development is the foundation of the Blackboard Building Blocks program. Blackboard publicly documents Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. This provides a series of free or inexpensive resources to ensure that any developer has the documentation, tools, and knowledge necessary to innovate around Blackboard® technology. Once produced, the packaged Blackboard Building Block application can be downloaded from the Blackboard Building Blocks Catalog, installed on an institution's Blackboard server, and enabled system-wide with a few clicks.
The unique solutions offered by MuseGlobal feature easy configuration, access to the thousands of connectors in the MuseGlobal Source Library, and powerful processing of results, producing precise, high-quality search results and supporting seamless knowledge management. Since becoming part of the program, Blackboard customers have been selecting MuseSearch to extend the utility and reach of their Blackboard Academic Suite. "Many of our partners focusing on the academic marketplace came to us with a need to utilize the Blackboard Academic Suite," states Jed Gilmore, MuseGlobal VP, Customer Solutions. "The Blackboard Building Blocks Program gave us a way to satisfy this need and make quick integration possible. This has proved to be an excellent partnership. And like Blackboard, MuseGlobal believes that an open, stable and widely-adopted framework for innovation with an active, robust developer community is a roadmap to ever-greater client success."
MuseGlobal sets the standard for search management technology. Our search integration and management systems enable institutions worldwide to build outstanding search products and services, unifying the widest range of content sources into high performance and reliable custom search solutions. We support multiple platforms and offer a wide range of interoperability options, as well as robust developer and customer toolkits that ease customization, implementation, maintenance and administration. MuseGlobal works closely with today's most sophisticated publishers, technology companies, enterprises and online services to build effective custom search solutions for their users.