CRRA in San Diego

This is a simple annotated list of links used as an outline for a presentation to the CRRA in San Diego:

  1. CRRA website – The good ol’ look & feel but wrapped around new content and functionality. (“Thank you, Eric Frierson!”)
  2. Web 2.0 – All the Web 2.0 links (cite this, email this, favorite this) that did not work previously now function correctly.
  3. EAD viewer – It is now possible to view EAD files locally or from the originating institution.
  4. Item-level indexing – The content of EAD files is indexed at the item level making for finer-grained searching.
  5. 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
  6. Text mining – After extracting the full text from the PDF documents, it is possible to apply concordancing techniques to the full text for analysis.
  7. 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.
  8. Use statistics – Rudimentary Web server log file analysis as well as Google Analytics reports illustrate how the Portal is being used.
  9. Blog – A running commentary on what’s happening with Portal development.

Author: Eric Lease Morgan

I am a librarian first and a computer user second. My professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to provide better library services. I use much of my time here at the University of Notre Dame developing and providing technical support for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance -- the "Catholic Portal".