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CRRA Catholic Newspaper Program (CNP)

  • Overview
  • Progress report and next steps
  • How will my institution use this resource or add content?
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Scope: North American Catholic newspapers

  • Conduct an environmental scan to determine what newspapers exist, where located, and extent of holdings and formats
  • Create a comprehensive, fully searchable Directory
  • Develop Repository

Develop an attractive resource to showcase the Directory

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Summer 2012 Pilot project

  • St. Michaels at Univ of Toronto identified Canadian titles
  • Notre Dame identified 800+ US titles mined from existing sources, including:
    • U.S. Newspapers Program
    • Center for Research Libraries
    • Member holdings including:
      • Georgetown Newspaper Volumes in Special Collections
      • Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC) holdings
      • Catholic Newspapers in Microform: A Directory of Works at Notre Dame
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Digitization

  • Pittsburgh Catholic, 1844-1900 (Duquesne)
  • Boston Pilot (Boston College)
  • The Catholic Standard & Times, 1866-1923 (Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC), Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Villanova University
  • Targeted: Indiana diocesan newspapers (University of Notre Dame), Wisconsin diocesan papers (Marquette)
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Next steps:

  • Merge Canadian and US holdings
  • Reconcile titles
  • Add titles from Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Migrate data to a relational database
  • Gather member data
  • Continue to mine existing sources
  • Conduct a survey of holdings in archives and libraries within academic, diocesan, seminary and religious order institutions.
  • Continue to identify titles for digitization
  • Develop a user interface for the directory
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CONTRIBUTING TO THE CNP: Content

  • Who can use the content?
  • How is my institution going to add content?
  • To what are we adding?
  • What data should we submit? How?
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Directory Development (intellectual)

  • Add 200 titles from list provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Reconcile titles to support creation of master records in Directory
  • Support intellectual work in moving data into a relational database with the goal of creating master records
  • Mine existing sources for titles not yet identified (Worldcat, Willging and Hartzfeld’sCatholic Serials of the 19th century, Clarence Brigham’s Bibliography and History of American Newspapers)
  • Develop tool to survey members for holdings, add member holdings to the Directory
  • Conduct a survey of holdings in archives and libraries within academic, diocesan, seminary and religious order institutions (discover hidden collections - survey broadly for holdings not identified in existing sources)
  • Directory Development (technical): Develop a searchable, browsable user interface (continuum of possibilities ranging from as simple as web browser in FileMaker to a platform such as Veridian or Readex)