Adding Content to the Catholic Portal

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Adding Content to the Catholic Portal

Pat Lawton

Digital Projects Librarian

CRRA


Demian

Katz

Library Technology Development Specialist

Villanova University

Introduction to the Catholic
Portal

http://
www.catholicresearch.net
/

Current
aim is to develop a portal rich in rare,
unique and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources
with a robust search and display functionality for
MARC and EAD records.


I
ncludes records from
participating special and
archival collections
.


Resources
remain under the care of the owning
institution; portal
records identify the owning
institution and, where the resources exist in a
digital format, link directly to the digital resource
.

Scope

Portal content
emphasizes
rare
, unique,
and
uncommon
Catholic
scholarly
resources


Twelve primary
collecting
themes include: Catholic
education, Catholic
intellectual
life, Catholic
literary
figures, Catholic
liturgy and
devotion, Catholic missions,
Catholic
social
action, Diocesan
collections, including
papers of
Bishops, Men's
religious
orders, Peace
building, Religion
and
citizenship, Vatican II, Women's
religious orders



Sample collections




American Catholic national organizations (NCEA,
Catholic Charities USA, USCCB, National Catholic
Conference for Interracial Justice, more);


Catholic
pamphlets (with materials across institutions
targeted for digitization)
;


Parish
histories;


Catholic
social
action;


Thomas
Merton
;


Vatican
II

Use and users


June 2010: 1,698 site visits per day



January 2011: 2,268
site visits per
day (up 25%)



November 2011: 3,300 site visits per day (up
31%)


Google search

Use and users


June 2010: 1,698 site visits per day



January 2011: 2,268
site visits per
day (up 25%)



November 2011: 3,300 site visits per day (up
31%)


Google search

Brief History

Phase
1
-

Portal
1.0 FY 2009/2010


Implemented
VuFind

interface


D
ocumented best
practices for members to make
content available


Ingested
more than 20,000 records
as
part of a pilot
project


C
onducted
focus groups at six member
institutions


I
dentified
12
themes; developed a Collection Development policy

Phase 2 Portal 2.0 FY 2010/2011


Created
an EAD indexing
and display tool


Developed
and
implemented
a procedure for harvesting member
records


Implemented
“Web 2.0” features of
VuFind

(email, favorites
comments, etc.
)


C
onducted
usability studies at member
institutions


Phase 3
(3.0) 2011
/2012



Refine
display of EAD
records


Facilitate continual updating of member
records and content


Revise
website to to serve needs of scholars,
members, and prospective
member

Portal Infrastructure


VuFind discovery interface


Open source application originally developed at
Villanova’s
Falvey

Memorial Library


Components


Solr



index engine


MySQL



database


PHP


scripting language


Smarty


templating

language


More information


http://vufind.org

Portal Demo


Live demo:
http://www.catholicresearch.net/


Key features:


Faceted searching (e.g. Dorothy Day archival materials
at Notre Dame)


Advanced fielded searching (e.g.
title:confes
* AND
author:augustine
)


“Similar items” detection


Text mining features (e.g. “catholic pamphlets” limited
to Notre Dame Electronic resources)


Social features (tags, favorites, email/text, etc.)



Making Content Available


Conversations with new members


Liaisons


New member guide


Harvesting and ingesting metadata


Identify records to submit to portal


Export records from local system


Place records in a web
-
accessible location


Notify CRRA of this location so records can be
regularly harvested

Next Steps, Future Directions


Increased digitization activity


Refined display for finding aids