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  • Announcements – Page 3 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    25 2010 February 15 2013 Categories Announcements CLIR pre proposal approved Good news Together the CRRA Catholic University of America Marquette University and St Catherine University libraries submitted a pre proposal for CLIR s Cataloging Special Hidden Collections and Archives grant program Our pre proposal was accepted We may now submit a final proposal due Sept 4 The focus of this funding opportunity is on cataloging Proposed collections or portions of for cataloging include Ade Bethune St Catherine Dorothy Day Marquette and Catholic Charities USA Catholic One of the innovative aspects of our proposal is that the cataloged collections will all be accessible via the Catholic Portal For further information about the program please visit CLIR s website at http www clir org hiddencollections index html We still have a ways to go but we made it through the first round Congratulations to all collaborators Author Eric Lease Morgan Posted on July 7 2009 February 15 2013 Categories Announcements Hello world Welcome to the Catholic Research Resources Alliance CRRA blog We are a collaborative effort initiated by eight Catholic colleges and universities to share their resources electronically with librarians archivists researchers scholars and the general public interested in the Catholic experience For more about the CRRA see http www catholicresearch net The CRRA is currently engaged in building The Catholic Research Resources Portal The Catholic Portal provides access to rare unique or infrequently held materials in academic libraries and seminaries special collections and archives By electronically bringing together access to resources in many collections the Portal will create easy effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources We are currently in the midst of a pilot project to add member content into the VuFind interface The test database is here http vufind library nd edu Have a look around and

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  • The Catholic Pamphlets Collection – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    These materials include pamphlets targeted toward Catholics such as Preparing Your Child for the Sacraments 1965 as well as pamphlets targeted toward non Catholics who may be unfamiliar with various aspects of Catholicism such as Catholic s Ready Reply Thirty nine Answers to the Thirty nine Most Frequent Questions Asked by Non Catholics 1954 Some pamphlets concern social and moral issues such as poverty alcoholism and war while others are simply prayer books catechisms instructions for mass and novenas Finally there are some entries which are only tangentially related to Catholicism such as a few collections of comics that were published in Catholic magazines including Speck the Altar Boy 1958 Our Little Nuns A Book of Cartoons Created Exclusively for Extension Magazine 1954 and Priests are like People A Book of Cartoons Created Exclusively for Extension Magazine 1954 The pamphlets can be useful in answering a number of questions researchers may have about the Church or Catholicism For example one could use the pamphlets to study how has the Church evolved regarding ecumenism and relations toward non Catholics A cursory search of the collection reveals titles such as Is there Salvation Outside the Church An Interdiocesan Program for Ecumenism That We May Be One 1971 Documents on Anglican Roman Catholic relations 1972 and On Dialogue with Non Believers August 28 1968 1968 Another possible research question that could be answered with the Catholic Pamphlets collection is how views on papal and church authority have changed over the years A search of titles in the collection for authority and infallibility returns the following entries among others Is the Pope Always Right Of Papal Infallibility 1947 Papal Infallibility 1925 Is Papal Infallibility Reasonable A Divine Safeguard Against Error An Agreed Statement on Authority in the Church Venice 1976 The Principle of Authority Churches and Pastors the Church its Authority The Obedience of Authority 1922 Freedom vs authority 1966 Reflections on conscience and authority 1964 Of particular interest to researchers is the concordance feature currently located at http concordance library nd edu app This can be used to find the frequency of words in a given document and can be useful in getting an overview of the themes and topics of that publication For example the concordance feature can be used with Is the Pope Always Right Of Papal Infallibility to find the 25 most frequently used words which are as follows church 62 bill 49 36 charlie 32 father 32 catholic 24 can 22 priest 22 faith 21 said 21 infallibility 19 one 18 even 14 papal 14 come 13 say 13 make 12 know 11 god 11 will 10 people 10 think 10 life 10 see 10 work 10 The concordance feature is fairly flexible in how it can be used Along with searching for the most frequent words in a document the concordance can find the most common phrases of x number of words or the most common words beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet The concordance feature

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  • apmcginn – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    Europe With the invention of the printing press pamphlets became a convenient means to disseminate ideas to a wide audience Such publications were produced by both Protestant and Catholic sources in an attempt to influence readers with respect to religious and social issues Edwards Continue reading The Catholic Pamphlets Collection Author apmcginn Posted on January 28 2013 February 24 2013 Categories Collections 1 Comment on The Catholic Pamphlets Collection Google Analytics and the Catholic Portal Through my experimentation with Google Analytics it has proven to be a rather useful tool for tracking usage patterns for the Catholic Portal However it is only effective if one knows where to look for information To that end I have compiled a quick guide about where to find the answers to all sorts of questions about website usage While I use the Catholic Portal for these examples the instructions here should be applicable for any site set up to use Google Analytics Continue reading Google Analytics and the Catholic Portal Author apmcginn Posted on January 24 2013 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

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  • “The Vault” as inspiration for CRRA – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    object of visual and historical interest Here you ll find carefully selected photographs pamphlets maps buttons toys letters ledgers and the occasional lock of hair along with a bit of explanation to give you some context for what you re seeing Just this week we ll be looking at Benedict Arnold s loyalty oath a microscope set for girls of the 1950s and a memo from a Nixon aide pleading with the president to call the Space Shuttle the Space Clipper instead British novelist L P Hartley once wrote The past is a foreign country they do things differently there The Vault is on a permanent world tour consider these objects your souvenirs http www slate com blogs the vault html Author plawton Posted on November 20 2012 February 24 2013 Categories Collections Post navigation Previous Previous post Preview the Updated CRRA Website Thursday Nov 8 at noon eastern Next Next post CRRA Update Nov Dec 2012 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

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  • Survey of Digitized Rare Catholica – Results – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    2013 Categories Collections Post navigation Previous Previous post Portal surgery Next Next post Duplicate records in the Catholic Portal 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

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  • CRRA/DePaul Symposium Call for Posters Deadline Sept. 19 – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    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 Post navigation Previous Previous post CRRA Update July 2012 Next Next post CRRA Update August 2012 Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips

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  • DePaul Symposium – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    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 Categories Announcements 24 Collections 3 Events Meetings 14 Newspapers 2 Tech Issues Tips 47 Uncategorized 7 Updates 45 Search

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  • CRRA May 2012 Update: Focus on Anaheim meeting – Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Blog
    Archive Rebecca Jefferson Head of the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida will speak on working with partners in locating and digitizing Jewish resources Holy Family image 3558 1935 by Ade Bethune Spotlight on Collections The Ade Bethune Collection at St Catherine University by Emily J Asch Member CRRA Collections Committee Deborah Kloiber Archivist Ade Bethune Collection The Ade Bethune Collection contains the papers books artwork and other items of Ade Bethune It documents the unique contributions Bethune made to the fields of sacred art architecture and social justice as an artist writer and liturgical consultant The root of much of her work can be traced back to her early association with Dorothy Day and the publication of her pictures in The Catholic Worker Materials in the Collection cover Ade Bethune s entire career from art school in the 1930s to her final projects in the early years of the 21st century They occupy some 400 linear feet consisting of manuscript and printed materials as well as approximately 150 cubic feet of non textual materials graphic artifact film and sound The current holdings of the Collection include correspondence original manuscripts of books articles and lectures over 2 000 drawings published writings memorabilia sketchbooks and photographs over 2 500 architectural drawings books and journals from Bethune s personal library about 400 wooden copper and zinc engraved printing blocks 100 audiotapes 800 slides and 3 16mm films and multiple artifacts of wood bronze pewter tempera paint silkscreen stained glass textiles rubber and clay Research topics of interest include Catholic Church history especially the mid 20th century Church architecture and furnishings Community social movements Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement Education especially art education and Montessori Graphic arts illustration and calligraphy Life in old age The Liturgical Movement especially the role of women Liturgy and art Small business ownership Theology of imagery iconography The Ade Bethune Collection has recently benefited from the CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant supporting the Catholic Social Action Access Project CSAAP This grant was a joint effort with Marquette University and the Catholic University of America The purpose of this grant project was twofold to process and make available portions of the Ade Bethune Collection related to Bethune s activities with local regional and national organizations concerned with social justice and liturgical issues and to generate online finding aids and MARC records for the 5 collections processed as well as for previously processed parts of the Ade Bethune Collection All materials described as a result of CLIR funds will be added to the Catholic portal The collections processed as part of this project shed light on Ade Bethune s lesser known social activist and liturgical activities From them one can see the ideological connections that carried her from the better known aspects of her life to areas that have been predominantly unknown These include activist work focused on improving her own community by meeting residents personal and housing needs which represents a

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