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     The *Visual Resources Association <>* (VRA) invites
you to join our dynamic and multidisciplinary community, dedicated to
furthering research and education in the field of image and media
management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial
environments. Our international membership includes information
specialists; digital image specialists; photograph and digital archivists;
art, architecture, film and video librarians; museum professionals;
architectural firms; galleries; publishers; image system vendors; rights
and reproductions officials; photographers; art historians; artists; and

Membership benefits include:

- Access to information on the latest technologies, equipment, and current
practices via subscription to the VRA Listserv

- Subscription to and opportunities to publish in the *VRA Bulletin*

- Discounted registration for the annual VRA conference

- Continuing education opportunities, including VRA member-discounted
events and workshops

- Eligibility for enrollment in one or more of the regional VRA chapters
across the United States and around the world

- Mentor program for new members and conference attendees

 *Member discount **offered **for the 2015 annual conference*
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Join us March 11-14, 2015 in Denver for our 33rd annual conference. The
program <> includes content on digital
humanities, visual
literacy, mapping and geospatial projects, visualization, image rights and
reproductions, new technologies, crowdsourcing, cataloging, embedded
metadata, digital asset management, archives, research data management, and
more. Conference registration begins December 5, 2014. *Apply for a Travel
Award to support your attendance*
<>. The
application deadline is November 17, 2014 at 12 noon EST.

We are a nonprofit membership organization. VRA provides leadership in the
visual resources field, develops and advocates standards, and offers
educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at
large. Through collaboration and outreach with the broader information
management and educational communities, VRA actively supports the primacy
of visual information in documenting and understanding humanity's shared
cultural experience.

* Questions about the professional benefits of VRA membership?*
Please contact:
Melanie Clark
VRA Membership Committee Chair
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For general information about VRA memberships, please contact:
Lise Hawkos
Membership Services Coordinator
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Meghan Musolff
Special Projects Librarian for Library IT
Online Exhibits/Omeka Coordinator
University of Michigan Library


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