[RESOLVED]museum collection website

Hi,

I am looking to create a website that holds an online collection of artefacts that users can browse through or search. I’ve decided on asp.net mvc simply because I am from a C# background.

I am looking to achieve something like the following:

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online

http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/

http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/search.cfm

Does anyone know any online tutorials (or books) that will help me. I guess I am looking mostly for help with the search/browse functionality and the database schema.

Thanks!

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I guess I am looking mostly for help with the search/browse functionality and the database schema.

Depends on what you have as a domain for your application.

The search is your main design question. Microsoft no longer has a search solutions other than sharepoint. You first question will be what taxonomy info do you have for the collection. Does it have attributes or is just text?

Do you need fuzzy search? You will need to decide how to get the alias for keywords.

If you just have text then look at the Google search appliance, if you have a database of attributes than a database solution may be correct.

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, the search is one of the big questions. The other is how to structure the database.

Regarding the search – the collection can have attributes – it has not been created yet (that will be part of the site) so I can either do full text search or search via attributes. Fuzzy logic will be required.

I suppose what I really need at this point is a tutorial that goes through creating a CRUD site in asp.net mvc with some search functionality.

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I suppose what I really need at this point is a tutorial that goes through creating a CRUD site in asp.net mvc with some search functionality.

http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/getting-started-with-ef-using-mvc/sorting-filtering-and-paging-with-the-entity-framework-in-an-asp-net-mvc-application

That’s a great tutorial. Thanks!

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