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Cataloging and Metadata Survey Report Released

The Cataloging and Metadata Survey (fielded between February 22 and April 7, 2017), developed by the survey working group of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Data Standards and VRA Core Oversight Committees, has been completed. The working group prepared this report summarizing the findings, conclusions, and next steps.  The survey’s main objectives were to: understand the scope of cataloging and … Continue reading

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Boon or Bane? The Four Fair Use Factors vs. The 10% Rule

Although most of us who work in libraries and museums would like to have an exact rule to follow regarding Fair Use, nowhere in the U.S. Code is an actual, quantitative number given for determining if a use is fair. The four factors of Fair Use, as defined in the Code, Section 17, § 107 … Continue reading

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VRA Election Results

I am pleased to report the outcomes of the recent VRA election, held November 1-30, 2017. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming our incoming Executive Board members, who will take office at the Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. Vice President for Conference Arrangements: Lael Ensor-Bennett, Johns Hopkins University Public … Continue reading

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