VRA and VRAF: What’s the Difference?

The Boards of VRA and the VRA Foundation (VRAF) recently completed a review and update of the Memorandum of Understanding between our two organizations, an activity that occurs every five years. This is a timely occasion to share information with you about how we collaborate and complement each other in support of VRA members and the profession.VRA established the VRA Foundation to oversee and develop grants, administer educational activities, and support community outreach projects. The missions of the two organizations are closely aligned, with a few important distinctions. VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of media management within the…

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Announcement regarding updated website for Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces that the Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) data content standard for the cultural heritage community, is now under the auspices of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). Formerly sponsored by VRAF, CCO activities centered on educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of cataloging best practices for the visual resources, museum, library, and archival communities. Under VRA’s newly formed Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee (CaMS), the CCO Subcommittee will continue these activities and oversee the standard. The CCO Subcommittee is currently upgrading web resources, developing training videos, and reviewing cataloging examples. To find out more, go to Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) at: http://vraweb.org/resources/cataloging-cultural-objects/

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Visual Resources Association Foundation announces 2018 Project Grant recipient

The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2018 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to James Sobczak, Digital Imaging Assistant II, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The University of Washington has more than 81 Collections with over 250,000 digital assets depicted from its Special Collections in CONTENTdm. The University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design's Visual Services Department oversees their in-house MDID Collection, ARTstor, and UW Image Bank. The VRAF Project Grant will allow University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design to digitize a collection donation of 26,800+ 35mm slides from…

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