VRA Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee

VRA Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee

Charge:To advocate for and promote standard descriptive practices in digital resources collections that facilitate the management, organization and exchange of information by means of maintaining and supporting the documentation of the various products and tools available, as well as providing user support to a global community

Co-Chairs:
Sarah Gillis, Worcester Art Museum
Xiaoli Ma, Ithaka

Members:
Matthias Arnold, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute
Jonathan Cartledge, Smith College
Sherman Clarke, Retired/Emeritus
Esme Cowles, UC San Diego Libraries
Robb Detliefs, Gallery Systems
Michael Dulock, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Jan Eklund, Retired/Emerita
Heidi Eyestone, Carlton College
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University (VRAF Exec. Board Liaison)
Melissa Gill, University of Washington
Stephen Jennings, Harvard University
Brenda Lozano, Getty Research Institute
Elizabeth Meyer, University of Cincinnati
Jeff Mixter, OCLC
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Greg Reser, UC San Diego
Trish Rose-Sandler, Missouri Botanical Garden
William Sealy, Vanderbilt University
Steve Tatum, UC Berkley
Zoe Waldron, New York Public Library
Margaret Webster, Retired/Emerita
Robin Wendler, Harvard Library
Layna White, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloging & Consulting Specialist

History
During the Fall of 2017, co-chairs from the Data Standards Committee(DSC), Core Oversight Committee(Core OC), and a CCO task force representative developed a proposal to merge both committees, and take on responsibility of CCO. Representatives included, Johanna Bauman (former co-chair Core OC), Sheryl Frisch (CCO task force rep.), Sarah Gillis (DSC), Xiaoli Ma (Core OC), Elizabeth Meyer (Core OC), and Heidi Raatz (DSC). The team collaborated to draft a new committee name and charge. The VRA Board approved the new committee and charge on November 20, 2017.

Following the Board’s approval, Sarah Gillis and Xiaoli Ma were recommended to the Board as the new co-chairs for VRA-CaMS. This proposal was approved on December 7, 2017.