The VRA Bulletin is the journal of the Visual Resources Association, an international association of image media professionals. The mission of the VRA Bulletin is to serve the membership of the VRA by providing a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas and information directly related the field of visual resources. It is a journal of professional practice documenting the research, ideas, projects, activities, and history of the Visual Resources Association as well as the broader work of information professionals in image management. Articles authored by members of the Association and like-minded information professionals from outside VRA, cover a wide range of topics including: digital imaging and digital projects; cataloging and classification systems; historical collections and archives; data standards; education and professional development; intellectual property rights and copyright; library automation; collection development; digital curation and preservation; visual literacy and instruction; and, professional standards and ethics.
Current Issue: Volume 39, Issue 3 (2012) Slide LibrariesThis issue on Slide Libraries contains two feature articles; three case-studies; and a poetic interpretation of the past and future visual resources collection. All submissions to this issue of the VRA Bulletin stem from varied points-of-view, experience, and institutions--and elicit a mixture of responses.
The Archival Appraisal of Slide Collections at Cornell University
Liz Muller and Marsha Taichman
Future or Fate: The slide collection of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library
Jennifer H. Krivickas and Elizabeth Meyer