Data Standards Committee

Inactive, absorbed by VRA Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee

Charge: The Data Standards Committee (DSC) was established in 1993 to meet the visual resources community’s growing need to manage complex visual collections in the networked environment. Our charge from the Visual Resources Association is “To develop, advocate and promote standard descriptive practices in visual resources collections that will facilitate the management, organization, and exchange of information.”

To contact the DSC email

Active Working Groups

Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sarah Gillis, Worcester Art Museum

Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute (Liaison to VRA Core Oversight Committee)
Jonathan Cartledge, Smith College
Sherman Clarke, New York University, Retired
Michael Dulock, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Melissa Gill, University of Washington
Stephen Jennings, Fine Arts Library, Harvard
Brenda Lozano, Getty Research Institute
Zoe Waldron, New York Public Library
Margaret N. Webster, Cornell University, Emerita
Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloging & Consulting Services
Arline Wolfe, St. Lawrence University

Embedded Metadata Working Group:
Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego (Chair)
Matthias Arnold, Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University
Marta Bustillo, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Heidi Eyestone, Carleton College
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Steve Tatum, Virginia Tech

Bill Connor, Harvard University
Jan Eklund, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin R. Kessler, Chicago, IL

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College