MeLOAR is a search engine for large scientific datasets. The tool uses data from LOAR (Library Open Access Repository) which is a collection of research data from Aarhus University and the Royal Danish Library open datasets. MeLOAR is effective because it is restricted to specific datasets that contain documents within the same scientific field.
MeLOAR for ‘Report Archive of Archeological Investigation’ has been developed in collaboration with the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University. This archive uses a collection that contains more than 10.000 digital Danish archeological investigations dating back to 2005. MeLOAR is a search tool that not only list the results, but also highlights the places where the searched emerges in the results. Further, MeLOAR allows geographical search, while it will also pinpoint the location of the results. This gives researchers and students a powerful tool that solely contains documents within their field, and it makes search for methods and inspiration more manageable.
MeLOAR holds a huge potential for the future as it can be applied to other datasets, providing the same possibilities of search.