Simplify & Unify Discovery across Disparate Information Sources

A universal access point to any data source imaginable – seamlessly combining indexing and harvesting.

Keep Up with the Expanding Information Universe

Whether open access or subscription-based, we help your users find the information they need.

Collaborate with the Experts in Information Access

Indexing, harvesting, screen scraping - whatever your challenge is, chances are we’ve already seen it and worked on it.

Leverage Free Open Access Resources

Use MasterKey Express to bring hundreds of freely available resources to work for your organization

Information Toolmakers

Since 1994, Index Data has offered software, hosted services and integration consulting with a focus on search and information access.

We provide a suite of modular tools to do everything from harvesting and indexing metadata, to on-the-fly combinations of results from hundreds of sources, to complete information portals.

Simplify, Empower

Everything we do aims to empower users, developers, and businesses by packaging just the right functionality into modular, flexible solutions.

From our SaaS Database Connectors through our Smart Widgets to our Hosted Portal, our model is take difficult problems in Information Retrieval and packaging a solution to enable you to do more.

For the enterprise

Federated search; harvest; indexing. MasterKey brings everything together in a commercially supported platform that includes web-based administration and a full set of APIs for tight product integration.

Make us your search partner: Our team can work as an extension of yours, with a constant focus on how to make search and retrieval work better in your application.

In our introduction to Smart Widgets, I said that part of our purpose in developing the technology was to move away from the search box as the primary paradigm for accessing information: To give librarians more tools to organize and present information for their consumers/patrons. But the widgets can also be used to IMPROVE the capabilities of the search boxes that we already have – to offer new functions beyond what your existing software is capable of. In this post, we will show a couple of different examples of how Smart Widgets can be used to add functionality to Koha, but the same principles apply to any system that allows you to customize the HTML structure of a search results page.