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!