New Improved Search Released
December 29, 2009
The search on the C-SPAN Video Library has been updated to more quickly index the site. Previously the entire site was being reindexed several times a day. For a site as large and dynamic as C-SPANs, this took a long time with the result that the most recent names and entries would not be found in the search until the indexing was complete.
Now we have implemented a new indexing strategy to incrementally add the new names to the previous index. This means that each new name and program entry is indexed as soon as it is added to the database.
No more waiting. Users should be able to find new entries as soon as they are added and updated throughout the day. We continue to improve the site, so keep an eye out here for announcements of future innovations.