CRRA in San Diego Jan. 6, 2011

We look forward to seeing many of you in San Diego for our upcoming meeting.  Full details follow and are on the web at

Portal development is a focal point for this meeting.  Many milestones have been met and Eric will demonstrate new portal functionality including Web 2.0 features of VuFind, an EAD indexing and display tool, and text mining techniques to facilitate discovery and creation of new knowledge.

For those of you unable to join us on-site, please join via the live webcast.  You may virtually join the meeting at any time, simply by clicking on this link:

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ND/CRRA Forum on Digital Humanities

This message outlines an upcoming event tentatively called the Notre Dame/CRRA Forum on Digital Humanities:

    Who: Anybody and everybody across the University
   What: A set of presentations and workshops on
         digital humanities
   When: Thursday afternoon (February 24) and Friday
         morning (February 25)
  Where: (probably) Geddes Hall
    Why: Because it is about more than find and
         access, it is also about use and

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VuFind 2.0 Conference

VUFind is the technical backbone of the “Catholic Portal”, and this posting documents my experiences at the VuFind 2.0 Conference held at the Villanova Conference Center on September 15 & 16, 2010. In short, it provided an opportunity for the community to share successes, challenges, and visions for the future.

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VUFind “Midwest” User’s Group Meeting

An inaugural VUFind “Midwest” User’s Group Meeting was held Friday, September 3, and this posting outlines my perceptions of what happened there.

The “Catholic Portal” uses VUFind as its “discovery interface” and sometimes I feel starved for people with whom to discuss issues surrounding the application. I then got wind of VUFind’s use at Western Michigan University (WMU) as well as the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (U of M). Since WMU is half way between me and U of M I thought a “user’s group meeting” may be in order. A few calls were made, a few postings to a couple of mailing lists were written, and the meeting came to fruition.

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