[Humanist] 31.779 nominations to TEI Board?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 18 06:47:59 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 779.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:27:09 +0200
        From: Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>
        Subject: Fwd: Call for Nominations for TEI-c Board, Technical Council, and TAPAS Advisory Board
        In-Reply-To: <CANRszA7i1TnisbTEe1PMdDir720WZmyJfMZWBWzEkpm4g4PLYA at mail.gmail.com>

Dear Digital Humanists,

in case you don't read TEI-L but are interested in the TEI-community 

-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
> Betreff: 	Call for Nominations for TEI-c Board, Technical Council, and 
TAPAS Advisory Board
> Datum: 	Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:05:18 +0000
> Von: 	Kathryn Tomasek <tomasek_kathryn at WHEATONCOLLEGE.EDU>
> Antwort an: 	Kathryn Tomasek <tomasek_kathryn at WHEATONCOLLEGE.EDU>

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for 
election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council, and the TAPAS 
Advisory Board.

The following positions are vacant and up for election:

   * 3 on the Board
   * 5  on the Council
   * a number yet to be determined on the TAPAS Advisory Board
Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee 
by 1st May 2018: [Google form 

The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual 
Members' Meeting and Conference in September 2018.

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a 
requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should 
provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and 
notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example 
candidates' biographies from a previous election can be found at 
 http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml >.

The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is 
responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board 
conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone 
conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are 
available. For more information on the Board, including a list of 
current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml 
 http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml >.

The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the 
TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced 
users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is 
helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, 
and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines 
and its release packages. Prospective candidates should be available for 
subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and 
should be able to commit to ongoing work during the course of the year. 
For more information on the Council, including a list of current 
members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml 
 http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml >.

The TAPAS advisory board contributes to the strategic planning of TAPAS, 
a TEI publishing and repository service, and the elected members 
represent the needs and perspective of the TEI community. Advisory board 
members work via email correspondence and conference calls (currently 3 
per year) and may be asked for advice and assistance with grant 
planning, collaborative alliances with other organizations, and outreach 
to the TEI community. Elected members serve a term of two years. For 
more information about the TAPAS Advisory Board, please see: 
 http://beta.tapasproject.org/about <http://beta.tapasproject.org/about >.

Once nominations are received and registered, the named person will be 
asked to:

   * formally accept the nomination by 15 May
   * provide a biography and a statement of purpose by 30 May. Candidates
     may wish to indicate whether they can expect institutional support
     for their service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help
     with expenses).
All nominees, regardless of their residency, should be reminded very 
strongly that members of the Board and Council are expected to 
participate actively in the discussion, activities, and meetings of 
their respective body.

The TEI is particularly engaged in encouraging diversity and gender 
balance in all its constituencies and strongly wants to be a welcoming 
environment for all.

Thank you,

Kathryn Tomasek for the Nominating Committee

Chair, TEI-c Board of Directors
Professor of History
Wheaton College
Norton, Massachusetts

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