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When the TEI Consortium was established in December 2000, four host
institutions were appointed for a four-year period, ending in
December 2004. The TEI Consortium is now announcing a public Request
for Proposals (RFP) for host institutions for the next 4 year period.
TEI hosts play a crucial role in the TEI Consortium, providing
long-term stability and support as well as helping to shape the TEI's
strategic direction. It is a rewarding and challenging role, and an
opportunity to make a mark in the text encoding world. We are seeking
institutions who are willing to make a significant commitment to
sustaining the TEI and furthering its mission.
The current four hosts are:
- Brown University (the Scholarly Technology Group)
- University of Virginia (the Institute for Advanced Technology in
the Humanities and the Electronic Text Center)
- Oxford University (The Research Technologies Service)
- University of Bergen, represented by the Department of Culture,
Language, and Information technology.
These hosts have served a four year period, and may be re-appointed
for second and subsequent terms, but they must participate in the RFP
process. The University of Bergen has informed the Board of Directors
that they will not apply for a second period.
The Board of Directors shall select a minimum of four TEI-C Hosts.
In selecting Hosts, the Board of Directors shall respect those
fundamental principles of the TEI-C calling for international and
interdisciplinary representation. Hosts must be members of the TEI-C.
Hosts shall serve for a minimum four-year term, and shall agree, in
addition to $5000 annual membership fee, to provide $5000 in in-kind
support for the TEI-C and to organize, convene, or assist in TEI-C
meetings. Hosts also assist the TEI-C in recruiting members, raising
endowment, providing training or consulting to members, and
disseminating information and tools relevant to the use of TEI.
Four of the members of the Board of Directors will be representatives
of the TEI Hosts: in the event that the TEI-C has more than four
Hosts, the Hosts will choose their representatives to the Board by
simple majority vote among themselves.
Institutions interested in submitting a bid for host status should
contact the Chair of TEI Consortium Board of Directors, Julia
Flanders <[log in to unmask]> as soon as possible. The deadline
for application is October 10, 2004.
Institutions from non Anglo-American countries are especially
encouraged to send their application, since our only non
Anglo-American host, the University of Bergen, will not be applying
for a second term.
Tone Merete Bruvik
The TEI Consortium, Head Office, http://www.tei-c.org
Aksis, University of Bergen, Allégaten 27, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
http://www.aksis.uib.no, phone: +47 55584222, fax: +47 55589470