Making Content Available in the Portal

 

This page provides instructions to expose member content in the portal, including metadata and digital content.  It is a work-in-progress and will be updated as new strategies for ingesting various forms of member content are identified.

1. Metadata Records

1.1 Making MARC and EAD Records Available in the Portal: Steps in the Process

The Catholic Portal is comprised of relevant metadata records from its members. Members share their metadata with CRRA by making their records available on a web server where CRRA "harvests" the records and adds them to the Portal. The steps below describe the process for members to identify and make metadata records destined for the Portal available for harvesting by the CRRA.

1.2 How to Make MARC and EAD Files Available for Harvesting

At its core, the "Portal" is an index -- a list of pointers to content items. After making sets of MARC records and/or EAD files transparently accessible on a Web server, it is easy to harvest the metadata, integrate it into the Portal's index, and provide access to the content items. The balance of this document describes how to make MARC and EAD files available for harvesting.

1.3 Creating EAD Records Using the CRRA EAD Template

This Windows program will allow you to generate a minimal EAD finding aid that can be uploaded locally and/or to the Catholic Portal. 

2. Digital Content

2.1 Making CONTENTdm Collections Available for Harvesting

Describes and demonstrates the steps to making CONTENTdm collections available for harvesting to the Portal. Processes may vary from institution to institution.

 
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