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March 2019

2018 Google Analytics Report

Each year the CRRA utilizes data from Google Analytics to track usage statistics for the CRRA website. We invite you to read our recently released 2018 Google Analytics Report, which includes website usage statistics from January 1 - December 31, 2018.



Valuing the User Experience: CRRA Annual Meeting, Tuesday June 27, 2017

Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago
On the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago
8:30 a.m. – Noon, lunch on site or takeaway 
All CRRA members, partners, friends, and guests welcome 

To register, visit: Registration Link

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Doors open, welcome, continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars

Danielle Cooper, Senior Researcher, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, Ithaka S&R, and the lead researcher on this recent study. 



9:45 – 10:30 a.m. From the users

Stories from people using the Portal and News Archive

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Conversations on collaborative initiatives 

  • Collaborative digitization of parish histories (Collections Committee)
  • Reciprocal resource-sharing pilot program (Membership Committee)
  • Harvesting content from OAI-compliant repositories (Digital Access Committee)

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Conversations on member priorities & projects

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on-site for those who can stay, takeaway for others

We are pleased to meet at a member institution and thank Marianne Ryan, Dean of Libraries, for the opportunity to meet again at Loyola. By tradition, CRRA meetings are open to members and all who are interested in our mission and activities.

Program planning group:

Kathy Young, chair, Loyola University Chicago 
Jennifer Head, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Pat Lawton, CRRA 
Karen Reilly, College of the Holy Cross 
Stephanie Shreffler, University of Dayton 
Jennifer Younger, CRRA


For information and statistics on usage of the CRRA website during calendar year 2016, please see our Google Analytics Winter 2017 Report.

Update on CRRA Subject Guides

Currently, CRRA has a stable of 21 subject guides on various topics, created in order to assist users of the Catholic Portal and CRRA website in finding materials on subjects of interest in the Portal and in digital collections at CRRA member institutions. The number of guides is always growing. Recently added guides include:

Catholic Social Action
Peace Building
Religion and Citizenship
Vatican II

The Subject Guides Subcommittee has the eventual goal of creating a subject guide on each of the twelve CRRA collecting themes, but is always open to any ideas for new guides from users of the Catholic Portal and CRRA website. To suggest a topic for a guide, please send an email to the Subject Guides Subcommittee chair, Ted Bergfelt.