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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Technical Infrastructure
    Technical Infrastructure Content and Scope Making Content Available Searching the Portal Subject Guides Technical Infrastructure Terms of Use Catholic Portal Technical Infrastructure The Portal uses the open source application VuFind to index and search the metadata records describing members rare unique and uncommon materials The process begins with the acquisition of MARC and or EAD files from participating institutions VuFind s underlying indexer Solr Lucene is then used to index

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Terms of Use
    Title Author Subject Call Number ISBN ISSN Tag Advanced Login Create account Providing enduring global access to Catholic research resources in the Americas CRRA Blog Home Catholic Portal Terms of Use Content and Scope Making Content Available Searching the Portal

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Background
    Are there editorials and if so how to describe the outlook on some specific issue Is the news primarily about the United States or are European Vatican international issues reported How are major issues such as the Civil War the Homestead Strike of 1892 the Great Depression the assassination of John Kennedy etc reported In another approach I may ask students to compare a known progressive paper such as NCR with a conservative paper such as OSV on a specific issue to help them discern what distinguishes those labels Our department has a senior thesis requirement so I have generally advised between four to eight of these research and writing projects each year which all address a general theme such as commemoration or this year tradition and transformation For one student who was researching the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh she was able to locate information in digitized Irish newspapers as well as in the local Pittsburgh Catholic digitized Students love to click to their sources rather than going through hard bound newspaper issues in the stacks Dr Paula Kane Marous Chair of Catholic Studies University of Pittsburgh Breakthroughs in digitization and computing technologies have led to a revolution in the researching writing and teaching of history As historians we benefit from this new age called digital humanities where we can search for every trace of a person relate themes across documents and write history rich with almost forgotten details Technological advances have made a vast body of historical newspapers and documents instantly accessible to scholars and students on their desktops laptops tablets and phones Sadly the Catholic Church may find itself less not more visible in these histories of the United States The leading online sources such as the Library of Congress huge database of historical American newspapers are largely focused on municipal and trade newspapers with Catholic newspapers conspicuously under represented But think how much more significant it would be if all Catholic newspapers were online ensuring the Catholic tradition experiences and views of Catholics continue to be part of the American dialog Absent from the net Catholics may well soon be invisible in history Dr Timothy Meagher Associate Professor of History Curator of American Catholic History Collection and University Archivist The Catholic University of America The Archdiocese of New Orleans enthusiastically supports the exciting and incredibly worthy project of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance CRRA to digitize Catholic newspaper archives of 12 major dioceses across the U S In New Orleans this digitizing effort will make available at the click of a button nearly 175 years of local Catholic history Given the level of digitization already achieved by secular publications the Catholic Church needs to have its history easily accessible to researchers and interested readers Catholic and non Catholic alike The CRRA digitizing project will allow us to tell our story directly and effectively We are very grateful The Most Reverend Gregory M Aymond Archbishop of New Orleans A digital newspaper archive will make it possible to

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: How You Can Help
    you can work with others to digitize papers Please contact Pat Lawton for any questions or assistance We thank you in advance for your participation I Share title and holdings information The CRRA has identified several hundred titles but you can help to expand the existing ICON directory If there are North American Catholic newspapers in your collections or that you are aware of in your area please send us a list In your list include The name of the newspaper Where the newspaper is located The issues that are held The format of the newspaper The condition of the newspapers For questions or more information about Catholic newspapers in ICON please contact Nick Casas II Collaborate to digitize Catholic newspapers CRRA encourages members to seek grants to collaboratively digitize Catholic newspapers or to describe newspapers that are currently hidden All diocesan papers are of interest and papers from major cities have been identified by the Scholars Advisory Committee as a priority including Chicago New Orleans New York and San Francisco See priority papers for a complete list of the identified titles III Share information about Catholic newspapers available online The CRRA is creating a list of Catholic newspapers currently

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Priority Papers
    papers Copyright and cost issues may be prohibitive and with that in mind priority years have been identified to include pre 1923 public domain and 1958 1972 for coverage from the pre and post Vatican II years Local Chicago 1852 2013 Western Tablet Jan 31 1952 New World 1892 Aug 1977 Chicago Catholic Sept 10 1892 Aug 1977 Catholic New World Oct 31 1989 Hartford 1876 2013 Connecticut Catholic Apr 29 1876 June 10 1898 Catholic Transcript June 17 1898 Miami 1939 2013 Florida Catholic Dec 1 1939 Voice Mar 30 1959 Oct 5 1990 New Orleans 1842 2013 Propagateur Catholique Dec 24 1824 Nov 6 1886 Morning Star and Catholic Messenger Feb 9 1868 1904 Morning Star Aug 5 1905 Feb 1 1930 Catholic Action of the South Dec 17 1932 Feb 24 1963 Clarion Herald Feb 28 1963 New York 1859 2013 Metropolitan Record 1859 1864 Vindicator and People s Advocate May 21 June 4 1864 American Catholic News 1887 New York Catholic News Oct 30 1887 Aug 16 1896 Catholic News Aug 5 1896 Catholic New York 1981 Philadelphia 1833 2013 Catholic Herald Jan 3 1833 Dec 27 1856 Catholic Herald and Visitor Jan 3 1857 Dec

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: News and Events Archive
    8 2014 Program agenda List of participants 2014 2015 CRRA Strategic Plan final draft 2013 2014 Committee Accomplishments final draft Catholic Newspapers Program Meeting Philadelphia PA St Joseph s University Jan 27 2014 Agenda Notes Agenda CRRA Catholic Newspapers Program Overview CNP Scope Timeline Lyrasis Presentation Laurie Arp of Lyrasis provided the group with a useful summary and recap of the key factors in digitizing newspapers which have provided necessary information for Digitizing Partners through the process of determining page counts for priority papers Laurie s presentation summarized key considerations including the Digitization Process Deliverables Pricing and Microfilm Considerations Catholic Archives in the Digital Age A Conference for Reporters Archivists Scholars The Catholic University of America Oct 9 2013 http lis cua edu cada The Catholic Archives in the Digital Age A Conference for Reporters Archivists and Scholars a first ever conference for Catholic archivists was held on October 9 2013 at the Catholic University of America Panel discussions provided members of the media a chance to see what materials are currently available in digital form that might assist them in their reporting and give members of the media a chance to tell archivists what kinds of material they would like to access Maria Mazzenga CUA and Pat Lawton CRRA were among the conference planners The primary on site audience included members of the media diocesan and religious order archivists Academic archivists and digital library teams attending virtually were also interested in the discussions of digitization best practices challenges funding and a website hosted by Catholic University s Department of Library and Information Science designed specifically for Catholic archivists Everyone was welcome to attend at no charge in person or via live stream T he conference website is was at http iprcua com 2013 10 09 catholic archives in the digital age CRRA Annual Meeting 2013 Chicago IL CRRA Annual Meeting July 1 2 2013 CRRA Events in Chicago Digitizing Catholic Newspapers Agenda July 1 2013 All Member Annual Meeting Agenda July 2 2013 Pat Lawton s Presentation on Catholic Newspaper Program Annual Meeting Chicago 2013 CRRA Roundtable Notes CRRA in the News CRRA is the LEAD story in the spring 2013 American Catholic Studies Newsletter The article The Catholic Research Resources Alliance Providing Access to Rare and Unique Materials provides a history of the organization and an overview of CRRA mission goals and primary initiatives To access the article download the full issue from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism CRRA Symposium Chicago IL DePaul University October 15 16 2012 For more information visit the DePaul website here Download the symposium s flyer here Read Janice Welburn s opening remarks here CRRA Catholic Newspapers Program Update is here On October 15 16 2012 DePaul University hosted the annual Catholic Research Resources Alliance CRRA Symposium entitled Nurturing the Spirit of Perfect Charity Libraries and Archives at the Intersection of Service and Scholarship in Catholic Social Justice Studies Founded in 2008 the CRRA is a consortium of 35

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Resources by and about the CRRA
    into another website With the code you should be able to add the search bar to any website you wish The search bar should be fully functional will search through the Catholic Portal holdings Catholic Portal Subject Guides New A new page dedicated specifically to our subject guides for the Catholic Portal Current guide topics include African American Catholics Digital Catholica Jubilee of Mercy and The Spiritans among others Directory

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  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance :: Associations, Consortia, and Networks
    every diocese in the U S and to assist bishops and chancellors in the development of such programs Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities ACCU Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities ACCU represents more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States plus approximately two dozen international universities ACCU s principal purposes are to help member institutions strengthen their stated Catholic mission and to foster collaboration among Catholic colleges and universities Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities AJCU The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities AJCU mission is to serve its member institutions the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States The 28 schools are bonded together by a common heritage vision and purpose AJCU serves as a facilitator for various cooperative initiatives such as fostering Jesuit Catholic identity and institutional and international collaboration educating for a faith that does justice and supporting leadership initiatives Catholic Archives Society The Catholic Archives Society was founded to promote the care of the archives of the Roman Catholic Church in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland so enabling them to be used for the efficient administration of the diocese parish religious foundation or lay society they concern and to be available for research and cultural uses The Society provides information advice and training opportunities for anyone with responsibility for the identification cataloguing care and preservation of these archives Catholic Library Association CLA The Catholic Library Association CLA is an international membership organization providing its members professional development opportunities through educational and networking experiences publications scholarships and other services CLA coordinates the exchange of ideas provides a source of inspirational support and offers guidance in ethical issues related to librarianship and offers fellowship for those who seek serve preserve and share the word in all

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