Digital Access Committee


kevin cawley.jpgCommittee Charge

The Digital Access Committee (DAC) identifies metadata guidelines, best practices, and protocols for making metadata and content accessible via the Catholic Portal.

2017/18 goals:

  • Develop access to full content via the portal using MARC records, EAD finding aids, and harvesting of OAI resources.
  • Expand outreach by contributing 3 to 5 blog entries on technical issues, by collaborating with the Membership Committee to support a scan-on-demand program, and by collaborating with the Liaisons Committee to support linking to the Portal.
  • Grow collections by offering help with MARCedit, the EAD template, or metadata. Offer a webinar on MARCedit, and continue one-on-one help.
  • Develop collaborative opportunities with other organizations: DAC suggests that CRRA members, scholars, librarians, archivists, and staff might contribute their own Catholic-research related blog posts. Though this goes beyond DAC's scope, DAC would provide any technical support that might be needed.
  • Develop a sustainable basis for carrying out the mission: support migration to hosted platforms for CRRA administration, to the Content Management System on the website, and for VuFind.

View this committee's accomplishments for 2015/16.

(Members only: For minutes and documentation, see Agendas and Minutes.)



  1. Kevin Cawley Member (2013/14 – 2015/16); Chair (2016/17 – 2018/19)
  2. Sharon Bolger (2016/17 – 2018/19)
  3. Demian Katz, Chair (2012/13 – 2015/16); Member (2016/17 - 2018/19)
  4. Amanda Mita (2015/16 – 2017/18)
  5. Eric Lease Morgan (2013/14 – 2018/19)
  6. Hannah Unsderfer (2016/17 – 2018/19)

Metadata Advisory Subcommittee:

  1. Shana McDanold, Subcommittee Chair, Georgetown University
  2. Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University
  3. Demian Katz, Villanova University
  4. Joan Milligan, University of Dayton
  5. Eric Lease Morgan, University of Notre Dame
  6. Asheleigh Perry, Georgetown University
  7. David Richtmyer, Boston College
  8. Julie Shenk, Mount Saint Mary's University
  9. Gina Solares, University of San Francisco
  10. Lynn Whittenberger, Marquette University