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  • August 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    University will choose the best poster and a prize will be awarded How to submit a poster proposal Please submit an abstract of up to 125 words describing your project with a cover sheet listing your name title and institution and contact information email and phone number to crra2012 depaul edu by September 19th Poster guidelines Presenters will be provided a hanging board suitable for a poster up to 5 wide and 3 tall It is recommended that posters be designed to fit within the confines of the provided poster board and consist of materials that can be mounted easily with push pins we will have a supply on hand Posters will be displayed on easels or tables Deadline The deadline for submitting poster proposals is September 19 2012 Participants will be notified of acceptance on October 1st Posted by Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts Chair of the Symposium Planning Committee For questions please email crra2012 depaul edu Please see http via library depaul edu crra for more information about and to register for the Symposium Author plawton Posted on August 29 2012 February 15 2013 Categories Events Meetings Tags DePaul Symposium CRRA Update July 2012 CRRA Update July 2012 This month s update provides information on key CRRA events past present and future First is an invitation to the fall CRRA DePaul Symposium Janice Welburn Board Chair then provides an update of Board activities with a look the future and Jennifer Younger CRRA Executive Director provides an introduction to the CRRA Catholic Newspaper Program Continue reading CRRA Update July 2012 Author plawton Posted on August 1 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Updates Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search Search for Search Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015

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  • July 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    cache and compile directories things started to line up As an extra bonus things like Google Internet Archive and HathiTrust snippet views were also being displayed The book bag feature now works as well Whew That said it requires quite a number of skills in order for Vufind to be implemented properly They include but are not limited to subject experts systems administrators computer programmers usability technicians graphic designers metadata experts administrators of people public service personnel etc sample screen dump of Catholic Portal search results Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on July 11 2012 February 15 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips Fulltext indexing in Vufind with Aperture The implementation of fulltext indexing in Vufind with Aperture is not difficult This posting describes how I implemented it for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance About 800 of the 125 000 indexed records in the Catholic Portal are linked to full text through a URL in the MARC records 856 field The vast majority of these records come from the University of Toronto and the University of Notre Dame The process of fulltext indexing is documented at vufind org but I ll clarify here Continue reading Fulltext indexing in Vufind with Aperture Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on July 11 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips How to make CRRA metadata available via the FTP dropbox When CRRA members are not able or do not want to make their metadata available their own website we hear at Catholic Portal Central will create one for them To begin the process a CRRA member simply needs to express this desire with me Eric Lease Morgan 574 631 8604 emorgan nd edu and we will go from there Continue reading How to make CRRA metadata available via the FTP dropbox Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on July 5 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips FTP site as dropbox In an effort to make it easier for us here at the Catholic Portal Home Planet we have implemented an FTP site designed to be used as a dropbox For the longest time Catholic Research Resources Alliance CRRA members sent me their metadata via email I was then expected to parse it index it and make it available for searching A hidden task in this scenario was archiving the metadata a task that is not really very scalable Consequently I advocated CRRA members make their metadata available via a website where I could then harvest the data with us Unfortunately and to my surprise not every CRRA member was able to do this mostly because of local infrastructure policies To overcome the limitations of some CRRA members I created an FTP site allowing them to deposit their metadata This same FTP site is also accessible via the Web and therefore I can have my cake and eat it too No CRRA members need to send me their metadata and I can harvest it from a Web server If you are a CRRA member

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  • June 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    Anaheim June 25 26 2012 Also noteworthy on June 23 and June 25 Jennifer Younger CRRA Executive Director will participate in panel discussions of interest to our membership Details on these events are also in this Update In this issue we introduce the impressive Ade Bethune Collection at St Catherine University and Diane Maher Chair of the Collections Committee provides an update of Committee activities Happy reading I hope to see you in Anaheim Best regards Pat Continue reading CRRA May 2012 Update Focus on Anaheim meeting Author plawton Posted on June 1 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Events Meetings Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search Search for Search Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 June 2013 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 March

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  • May 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    February 24 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search Search for Search Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 June 2013 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012

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  • April 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    probably the most frequent user of the Portal with shunat236 189 shu edu coming in at a close second Page count This is a list of the number of hits the Portal received on any given day Obviously the script creating this report needs to be updated in order to output data for the current year Query strings This is a tabulation of the most frequently used search terms applied against the Portal The null query is probably a simple hit against the browse link at the bottom of the Portal s home page and or simply clicking the search box s Find button The queries in quotes are probably from clicks on hot linked search results Referrers This is a list of the websites where people came from before they visited the Portal A whole lot of these websites are places where blog postings about the Portal appear Many are spam Some are HTML versions of the EAD finding aids Further down the list one can begin to see Google searches Referrers engines This report is just exactly like the Referrers report except it only includes search engines Google Yahoo and Bing Tabs This is a list of the most frequently used links used across the top of the Portal s home page Top records This is a tabulation of the most frequently viewed records in the Portal The first item on the list is an error but as of this writing the most frequently viewed record is something from Catholic University of America Types of searches From this report is all but obvious that the overwhelming majority of the searches applied against the Portal are free text searches Nobody uses the advanced search form Whose records This is a list of the names of the libraries institutions whose records are viewed most frequently For a more technical description of how these reports are generated see the blog posting entitled Data warehousing Web server log files as well as a follow up posting called Progress with statistics reporting These reports can be improved in any number of ways First they could be represented graphically pie charts histograms etc Second they could be re generated on a month by month basis to look for trends over time Luckily just about all the necessary data has been preserved Alternatively a peek at the Portal s Google Analystics site may illuminate additional trends Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on April 17 2012 February 15 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips Transforming schema based EAD files This posting describes my solution for transforming schema based EAD files for the Catholic Portal In a sentence the solution boils down to removing the all the namespaces from the input Continue reading Transforming schema based EAD files Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on April 10 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips CRRA Update March 2012 CRRA UPDATE March 2012 Happy Spring This month s update includes Board Adopts Vision and Strategic Plan from Janice Welburn

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  • March 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    Morgan Posted on March 19 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips Prioritized list of fixes enhancements for the Portal Based on our usability studies and conference call from the other day I have created a more or less prioritized list of fixes enhancements to be applied to the Portal add a a note to the email dialog box denoting how the from field is mandatory and requires an email address create a directory of institutions and from search results hyperlink institutions names to the directory update the Portal look feel theme so it is based on the blueprint theme turn off the Suggested Topics feature fix the author searches so when author names are clicked the content displays correctly make the login links float to the right instead of the left change the red text such as the text in the search box to black change the login label to read Login Create account On my mark Get set Go Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on March 7 2012 February 15 2013 Categories Tech Issues Tips CRRA Update February 2012 CRRA UPDATE February 2012 Comments questions suggestions please This Update focuses on the just released Draft Plan of the Five Year Strategic Planning Task Force Task Force chair Lorraine Olley asks that you please review the draft plan and send your comments questions or suggestions to Lorraine or any member of the Task Force by Friday February 17 2012 Your input into our future directions is most critical to our success and we thank you in advance for your input Please see Lorraine s announcement and the Draft Plan below and on our website Continue reading CRRA Update February 2012 Author plawton Posted on March 1 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Updates Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events

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  • February 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    2012 February 15 2013 Categories Announcements CRRA Update January 2012 CRRA UPDATE January 2012 Happy New Year We wish you a most blessed peaceful healthy and prosperous 2012 This month s update includes Reflections on The Duquesne Symposium Over seventy scholars librarians archivists graduate students library staff and university leaders came together to learn about trends in American Catholic research and to network with colleagues on how archives libraries and member organizations support scholars in Catholic Studies Lives of Women Saints at Georgetown by John Buchtel The collection consists of over 1 000 volumes printed in vernacular languages primarily Spanish Portuguese Italian and French between 1521 and the mid 20th century The collection preserves a fascinating window into women s spirituality in each of the eras it cover Results from the CRRA Five year Strategic Planning Survey The CRRA Five Year Strategic Planning Task Force distributed a Survey on Strategic Directions for CRRA Many Rare Catholic Materials Yet to be Digitized A recent survey of Catholic college and university libraries indicates that many rare and unique Catholic scholarly materials are held by the institutions and a small percentage 30 of the surveyed institutions has digitized their rare Catholic resources CLIR Accepting Proposals for Hidden Collections Grants The CLIR Hidden Grants are for describing collections of currently hidden collections In 2009 three CRRA members authored a successful collaborative grant CRRA encourages and will provide assistance to members seeking grants individually or collaboratively Call for Papers Posters by Jan 31 Conference on Information Religion Kent State CRRA Meetings 2012 2014 please save the dates Continue reading CRRA Update January 2012 Author plawton Posted on February 1 2012 February 28 2013 Categories Updates Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search Search

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  • January 2012 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    December 2011 In this update CRRA Welcomes Three New Members Benedictine University Lisle IL Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Wynnewood PA Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans LA From the Board of Directors Mission vision strategic directions and more Collections Spotlight The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Archives at Marquette University Audio Recordings in the Catholic Portal by Matt Blessing From the Five Year Strategic Planning Task Force Short and long term strategies and initiatives CRRA in the News Duquesne Symposium and Digitizing Rare Catholica Mark your calendars ACHA ALA CLA Request for Member Feedback Letter from the Five Year Strategic Planning Task Force Chair Self Subscribe to CRRA Update Continue reading CRRA Update Nov Dec 2011 Author plawton Posted on January 1 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Updates Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search Search for Search Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 June 2013 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011

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