CRRA Update Summer 2015

CRRA Update
Summer 2015
(June, July, August)
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CRRA Update Spring 2015

CRRA Update
Spring 2015
(March, April, May)
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CRRA Symposium and Annual Meeting, June 1-2 at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
From the Board
Committee Briefs
DAC Committee Brief
Membership Committee Brief
Tech Corner
Successes in ICON Ingestion
News from Our Members
Ximena Valdivia, Barry University Presents on CRRA to the Florida Chapter of ATLA and the Catholic Library Association Annual Meeting in Orlando
CUA Archives
The Boston College Jesuit Bibliography: The New Summervogel
Announcements from Georgetown
Collection Highlights
Collection Highlights: Liturgical Art Collection
USD Symposium
CRRA Website Statistics: First Quarter 2015 (January 1-March 31)
Heads Up
Jennifer Younger, Pat Lawton and Megan Bernal, DePaul University, will discuss digitizing and archiving Catholic newspapers at the Catholic Media Conference
Laverna Saunders, Rob Behary, Tom White (Duquesne), and Pat Lawton (CRRA) will present Digitizing Catholic Newspapers: Visions and Process
Gumberg Library at Duquesne University seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian
Save the Date! June 1-2, 2015. 10

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CRRA Update Winter 2015

CRRA Update
Winter 2015
(December, January, February)
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Welcome, CRRA Update Associate Editor, Rose Fortier
Committee Briefs
CRRA Liaisons and DAC Host Webinar on the Catholic Portal
ICON Webinars for the Catholic Newspapers Project
Tech Corner
Under Construction! The CRRA Website catholicresearch.net
News from Our Members
The Vatican Library and SLU/ Vatican Film Library Digitization Project
Robert A. Seal Named ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year
Congratulations to Jennifer Head
Dayton’s Slater and Hoelscher Release Results on Study of Catholics Historians’ Use of Archives
CRRA Research Guides on Vincentians and Jesuits
ACHA 2015 Panels
CRRA Members on the ACRL Ballot
Introductions at the Vatican Library
CUA Symposium: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee and Pat Lawton on “Crowdsourcing Terms of Thematic Exploration in the Catholic Portal”
Collection Highlights
African American Resources in the Catholic Portal
A Hidden Gem: Marquette’s African American Catholics of the United States
Heads Up
Grants for digitizing hidden special collections and archives
USD Digital Initiatives Conference
CRRA Symposium and Annual Meeting-Save the Date! June 1-2, 2015
 

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CRRA Update Fall 2014

CRRA Update
Fall 2014
(October, November, December)
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CRRA Update Summer 2014

CRRA Update
Summer 2014
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CRRA Update Spring 2014

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CRRA Update Winter 2014

CRRA Update
Winter 2014
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CRRA All Member Annual Meeting at Marquette University on May 7-8, 2014, in Milwaukee
. Details are posted to the CRRA News and Events page.

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CRRA Update Sept/Oct/Nov 2013

CRRA Update
September, October, November, 2013
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CRRA All Member Annual Meeting at Marquette University on May 7-8, 2014, in Milwaukee. Details will be posted here and to the CRRA News and Events page as they become available.

In this issue:

  • From the Membership Committee: CRRA welcomes Avila University (Kansas City, MO) and Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)
  • From the Board: Building Relationships
  • Collections Spotlight: A Serendipitous Discovery, by David Richtmyer
  • Digitizing The Missionary Catechist, by Jeff Hoffman
  • From the Catholic Newspapers Task Force: A Platform for the Catholic Newspapers Directory
  • Implementing the Catholic Newspapers Directory
  • Digitizing Catholic Newspapers
  • Teaching with the Prejean Papers: Kudos to our DePaul Colleagues
  • ATLA Receives IMLS Grant
  • Conference at the Vatican Library

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CRRA Update July/August 2013

CRRA Update
July/August 2013
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A historical treasure trove: Social justice tradition runs through Catholic archives

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Catholic schools face many challenges. In recent decades, the steady supply of free labor from religious men and women has dried up. Demographic changes resulted in most inner-city Catholic schools serving poor, non-Catholic populations. Stagnant wages put the cost of a Catholic school education out of reach for most middle-class Catholic families. And the rising cost of education at all levels, from kindergarten through college, has affected profoundly the crowning glory of U.S. Catholicism, our vibrant educational system.

For all those problems, there are many interesting developments in Catholic education, one of which was the focus of a conference titled “Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: A Conference for Archivists and Teachers” held Oct. 8-9 at The Catholic University of America in Washington. The event brought together Catholic educators with Catholic archivists to explore ways that archival material, especially digitized material, can be used in classrooms.

We all find reasons to bemoan canon law, but one of its benefits is that it requires a lot of record-keeping, and those records, deposited in Catholic archives, are a treasure trove of information for teaching young people.

The conference began with a panel of archivists highlighting their holdings that could be useful in the classroom. Malachy McCarthy oversees the Claretian archives in Chicago. He noted that religious communities like the Claretians respond to the needs of the times, and the archives reflect those responses. For example, the Claretian archives have material on the “down-and-dirty social history” of the mostly working-class people the Claretians served. Continue reading …