Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Shared Wealth of Scholarly Resources in the Catholic Portal

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Diane Maher


The Catholic Portal, a gateway to rare and unique Catholic material, was created by the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) in concert with its membership. This essay provides a brief overview of the Catholic Portal, its history, and its value as a research tool. It also introduces the following essays that describe specific contributed collections and explores the potential for the discovery of related resources within the portal.

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Diane Maher, University of San Diego

Diane Maher is Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives at Copley Library, University of San Diego and past chair of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance's Collections Committee.