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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:

Jeff Rach ([email protected] ) is helping us with all things technical, and  has made the whole process quite seamless.  When you log in, you will see documents we are viewing, hear the discussion via audio streaming, and join in the conversation via textchat.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email or my cell: 608.698.2519.

Best wishes, safe travels, and see you online --pat


University of San Diego
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Agenda and details
5:30-8:00 pm (Eastern) 4:30-7:00 pm (Central) 2:30-5:00 pm (Pacific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ)
Across from the Copley Library, University of San Diego
Campus map at

To join the meeting, follow the link:
Invited By: Jeff Rach ([email protected])
Contact Pat via cell: 608.698.2519

2:00 Refreshments
2:30 Welcome, introductions (Jennifer)
2:45 Steps in building the portal (Pat)
3:00 Portal demo (Eric)
○ EAD viewer
○ Website navigability
○ Concordance demonstration
○ Use statistics
3:45 break
4:05 Discussion (Pat)
○ Hosting usability studies at member institutions
○ How CRRA can help members to make records available, i.e., how the
process works or may be facilitated for institutions
○ The NEH Challenge grant, future directions
4:45 Wrap up, closing remarks (Jennifer)
5:00 Adjourn

For those who will be in San Diego
In addition to the meeting at 2:30, tours of the University of San Diego (USD) campus will be
available to all CRRA attendees. Thanks to the generosity of Theresa Byrd, Director of the
Copley Library, lunch will also be provided. Events begin at 10:00 - feel free to attend one or all

A map of campus is here:

10:00 Tour of Copley Library and Archives
Meet at Copley Library
11:30 Lunch
Held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) 165 Conference Room F
(Board members will be meeting in IPJ 164 Conference Room G)
12:30 Walking tour of campus that will include a visit to a current exhibit on campus titled: |
Dreams & Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints: http://
Meet at Joan B. Kroc Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) 165 Conference Room F
2:00 Refreshments
Kroc IPJ 164 Conference Room G
2:30 Open Forum - CRRA all members meeting
Kroc IPJ 164 Conference Room G
5:00 Adjourn
6:00 Dinner (on your own) at C Level Restaurant

The campus is a 10-minute cab ride (approximately $15.00).
Super Shuttle:

Listed below is information about USD’s tram service which runs from the campus to the Old
Town Transit Center every half hour between 6:45am-10:15am and then from 3:00pm-7:30pm.
Conference participants can take the San Diego Trolley from downtown to the Old Town Transit
Center. Here is the link to the San Diego Trolley:
Due to the completion of finals and classes not being held Wednesday, December 22, 2010, the Tram
Services Department will be running on a modified schedule. Please note the number of trams in service
will be reduced and the hours of operation will be limited to the following times:
Campus Routes (reduced service)
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Old Town (regular schedule)
6:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Also due to the extended holiday period the Tram Services Department will be shut down completely from
December 23, 2010 thru January 2, 2010. There will be no trams servicing the campus, as well as trips to
and from the Old Town.
December 23, 2010 - January 2, 2010
No tram service due to the campus closure for the holidays.
For those participating via the Web
The San Diego meeting will be available to all members and friends via the Web using the userfriendly
application, Adobe Connect. Those joining the meeting via the Web will see and hear
meeting attendees in San Diego via video and audio streaming, will see shared documents,
and able to post comments and ask questions via text chat. Please join in for as much of the
meeting as you are able!
For those interested in the meeting, but unable to attend in-person or via the web, the session
will be archived.
To join the webcast:
Meeting Name: CRRA Meeting
Invited By: Jeff Rach ([email protected])
To join the meeting:
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection:
Get a quick overview:
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United States and/or other countries.
Jeff Rach
Senior AudioVisual Technician
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park-KIPJ 134
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7810
Fax: (619) 260-7809
[email protected]

Whether you are in San Diego or joining via the webcast, if you have any questions, please
contact me (Pat) via my cell at any time: 608.698.2519.

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