Collections Committee

soule_275x300.jpgStephanie Shreffler, Chair

Committee Charge

The Collections Committee determines the scope and content to be accessible on or via the Catholic Portal and authors the CRRA Collection Development Policy.

2019/20 Goals

  • Improve the user experience on the Catholic Portal.
    • Add more records for full text content.
    • Evaluate collection development policy/collection areas.
    • Gather feedback from Portal users.

 2019/20 Accomplishments

  • Gave input on qualifications needed by a new portal administrator recruited in spring 2020.
  • Initiated collection policy update to add metadata records from non-members to the Portal by approving pilot project with Claretian Missionaries. Met with archivists from religious orders to find out how we can help them use and add materials to the Portal more easily.
  • Discussed ideas for cooperative digitization of resources among member institutions. Suggested ideas include newspapers, pamphlets, institutional records.
  • Provided updates to the Digital Catholica research guide and CRRA website to enhance discovery of CRRA members’ digital collections.

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