Dear Catalogers and Metadata Specialists,

On behalf of the Data Standards and VRA Core Oversight Committees of the Visual Resources Association, we invite you to participate in a comprehensive Cataloging and Metadata Practices survey available at
Ideal survey respondents are those whose work includes cataloging and metadata activities.

The survey explores the scope of cataloging and metadata practices of visual resources professionals. Beyond informing our broad community about current prevalent practices, the survey results will help guide the VRA in supporting both current needs and future developments via educational outreach and practical tools for catalogers and metadata specialists. Additionally, there are a few questions about use of, and satisfaction with, the VRA Core 4.0 data standard. We would like to gather responses even if you are not a current user of VRA Core.

The survey consists of 29 questions and should not take more than 20 minutes to complete. You can stop and re-start the survey at any point. The survey will be open for seven weeks, until April 7, 2017We will analyze the survey data and share the results with you this spring. 

We would very much like to learn about your work and look forward to your input. 

Sincerely yours,
Zoe Waldron
on behalf of the Cataloging and Metadata Practices Survey Working Group

Metadata Specialist II, Metadata Services Unit
NYPL Digital
New York Public Library
(917) 229-9635 X39635
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