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*VRA: THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IMAGE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS*

The Visual Resources Association <http://www.vraweb.org/index.html>ís
32nd Annual
Conference <http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra32/> will be held March
12-15, 2014 at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. Please take a moment to view the full
schedule<http://vra32.sched.org/>.
Included here are some selected highlights among many:

   - Sessions and case
studies<http://vra32.sched.org/overview/type/session#.Usb4s38vogM>
covering
   topics such as collaborative practices amongst both traditional and
   nontraditional disciplines and within archival and special collections,
   international copyright and resources, broadening professional roles, the
   management of moving image collections, basic and advanced (RDF & LOD)
   cataloging procedures, DAM implementation, expanding VRA Core 4
   capabilities, personal digital archiving, and more.
   - Opening speaker, Philip Yenawine, Co-Founding Director, Visual
   Thinking Strategies, 3/12.
   - Exciting tours <http://vra32.sched.org/overview/type/tour#.UscKGH8vogM> of
   the Harley-Davidson Museum & Design Archive, 3/12, and the Lakefront
   Brewery, 3/15.
   - Donít miss out on networking opportunities provided by the Birds of a
   Feather Lunches<http://vra32.sched.org/overview/type/networking#.Usb3E38vogN>
throughout
   the conference, and the Sponsorsí Meet and Greet & Poster
Presentations<http://vra32.sched.org/event/d1d9c50aaa96d74b67c23b1477379e45#.Usb3d38vogM>,
   3/13.
   - Honor associates at the Members & Awards Dinner, 3/13.
   - Informative
workshops<http://vra32.sched.org/overview/type/workshop#.UtXsyY0VzwQ>
(many
   free for conference registrants) with limited participation, so donít
   postpone registration.
   - Unwind with colleagues at the Friday Evening Drink Ďní Draw with
   Stephanie Barenz (Pfister Hotelís Artist in Residence), 3/14.
   - Closing speaker, Matthew Israel, Director, The Art Genome Project at
   Artsy, 3/15.

The online conference schedule allows for Sign up / Log
in<http://vra32.sched.org/signup#.UscCGH8vogM> via
SCHED to connect with your favorite social media sites, create custom
schedules, and share interests with fellow attendees.  (Please note that
you cannot register via SCHED.) Search for ďvra32.sched.orgĒ on your mobile
device to download an app for the schedule so that youíll have access at
your fingertips.

So register <http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra32/registration/> now to
take advantage of reduced rate early bird fees before they end on February
14th. Donít miss out on this great opportunity!

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The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary, international
professional organization dedicated to furthering research and education in
the field of media management within the educational, cultural heritage,
and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing
leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating
standards, and offering educational tools and activities, publication
programs, and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large. The
Association offers a forum for issues of vital concern to the field of
digital and analog curation, including: preservation of and access to
digital and analog images of media documenting visual culture; cataloging
and classification standards and practices; integration of technology-based
instruction and research; digital humanities; intellectual property policy;
visual literacy and other topics of interest to the field. Through
collaboration, partnership, and outreach with the broader information
management, and educational, and scholarly communities, the Association
actively supports the primacy of visual information in documenting and
understanding humanity's shared cultural experience.

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-- 
Meghan Musolff
Special Projects Librarian for LIT and Publishing
Online Exhibits/Omeka Coordinator
University of Michigan Library
734-647-5978

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