The VRA Bulletin is the journal of the Visual Resources Association, a multidisciplinary, international organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Its mission is to promote visual resources scholarship and disseminate information, ideas, and experiences. The VRA Bulletin is now a fully open access journal, which means that all materials distributed online are completely free to access by all readers upon publication to promote a greater global exchange of knowledge. 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.
The VRA Bulletin is now a fully open access journal, which means that all materials distributed online are completely free to access by readers upon publication. The costs of publication are borne by the Visual Resources Association and its members or by the authors or their funders through a publication fee to support the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.