This is a simple annotated list of links used as an outline for a presentation to the CRRA in San Diego:
- CRRA website – The good ol’ look & feel but wrapped around new content and functionality. (“Thank you, Eric Frierson!”)
- Web 2.0 – All the Web 2.0 links (cite this, email this, favorite this) that did not work previously now function correctly.
- EAD viewer – It is now possible to view EAD files locally or from the originating institution.
- Item-level indexing – The content of EAD files is indexed at the item level making for finer-grained searching.
- PDF display – Records linking to digitized versions of books now enable a person to get the full text. Examples include content from the St. Michael’s and the University of Notre Dame
- Text mining – After extracting the full text from the PDF documents, it is possible to apply concordancing techniques to the full text for analysis.
- Automated updating – The “Portal” can be updated automatically by harvesting metadata from member institutions, massaging it for the Portal, and re-indexing it on a regular basis.
- Use statistics – Rudimentary Web server log file analysis as well as Google Analytics reports illustrate how the Portal is being used.
- Blog – A running commentary on what’s happening with Portal development.