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 45, Issue 1 (2018)

Association News


Cataloging and Metadata Practices Survey Report
Zoe Waldron, Greg Reser, Margaret N. Webster, Layna White, Susan Jane Williams, and Lynda White

Feature Articles


Maximizing Metadata: Embedded Metadata Tools
Marcia M. Focht
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