Metadata Librarian Named President-Elect

Xiaoli Ma was recently named President-Elect for 2023 -2024 and President 2024-2026 for the Visual Resources Association (VRA). This honor acknowledges her years’ work with the association and contribution to VRA Core, an international metadata standard for describing visual culture and their digital surrogates. This offer also indicates VRA’s intention to increase its impact to the library community in general.

Xiaoli Ma is the Metadata Librarian and Head of Metadata Unit at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. She develops metadata guidelines and implements workflows to enhance the discoverability of the content held by large-scale digital libraries. Currently, she explores the use of AI technology to automate the content categorization process.

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