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VRA Core News


The Core List (VRACORE@LOC.GOV) is an unmoderated computer forum open to members of the VRA Core development community. It is operated by the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Users may subscribe by filling out the subscription form at the VRACORE Listserv site.



VRA CORE Schema, & Documentation

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 hosted by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Visual Resources Association External Link. Questions about the standard’s schemas and documentation should be directed to Questions about the official Core website or list should be directed to

VRA Core’s schemas and documentation are now accessible at, while user support materials, suchas VRA Core examples, FAQs and presentations, will continue to be accessible at External Link.