The VRA Core is a data standard for the description of works of visual culture as well as the images that document them. The standard is now being hosted by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Visual Resources Association . VRA Core’s schemas and documentation are now accessible at http://www.loc.gov/standards/vracore/ while user support materials, such as VRA Core examples, FAQs and presentations, will continue to be accessible at http://www.vraweb.org/projects/vracore4/
In addition, a new listserv has been created called The Core List ([log in to unmask]). The Core List is an unmoderated computer forum that allows users of the VRA Core community to engage in a mutually supportive environment where questions, ideas, and tools can be shared. The Core List is operated by the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Users may subscribe to this list by filling out the subscription form at the VRACORE Listserv site.
Questions about the VRA Core’s schemas, documentation, and user support materials should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the LC-hosted Core Forum should be directed to [log in to unmask].
Rebecca S. Guenther
Senior Networking & Standards Specialist
Network Development & MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540