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.

2018/19 DAC Goals:

  • Support access to full content via the Portal using MARC records, EAD finding aids, and harvesting of OAI resources.
  • Expand outreach by providing documentation on technical issues, possibly using LibGuides; support a scan-on-demand program if the CRRA establishes one; and support linking to the Portal.
  • Offer help as needed with MARCedit, the EAD template, or metadata by creating and marketing an “Ask DAC” link on CRRA website.
  • Provide technical support for collaborative opportunities with other organizations or individuals.
  • Support hosted platforms for CRRA administration, to the content management system on the website, and for VuFind. Specifically help solve problems in the aftermath of migration. 


  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