Thanks Martin, that's exactly what I think. If I had not done so some
weeks ago, I would join now. Just to support a very good cause. :)
On 21.08.2011 19:04, Martin Holmes wrote:
> On 11-08-21 06:56 AM, Dot Porter wrote:
>> Patrick Durusau says:
>> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Patrick Durusau <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> An individual membership drive will have to await the TEI having
>> some tangible benefits to members.
>> I chose to join the TEI as a subscriber (I think this is what Patrick
>> means by "individual membership" as opposed to institutional membership)
>> as soon as the option became available. I get a discount on the
>> conference registration, which is a bit of a benefit, but I really did
>> it because I wanted to show my dedication to the TEI in as tangible way
>> as I could, since I no longer have as much time as I have in the past to
>> work on the technical aspects of the TEI. So for me, it hasn't really
>> been about the benefit. I do wish, given the recent events on the board,
>> that I could have a vote, as a subscriber. Perhaps giving subscribers
>> the right to vote for council and board would encourage more people to
>> subscribe. It would make me feel like I have more of a say in the
>> direction of the Consortium.
> I actually joined as a subscriber the other day, in response to the
> recent upheaval. I thought it would be a good way to express continuing
> support and confidence in the organization. I'd also like to have a
> vote, perhaps proportional to the weight of my contribution.
>> For example, I mentioned encoding a Twain book (or pick your
>> favorite) online, where only TEI members can debate encodings.
>> Public can watch but not comment. I don't know of a quicker way to
>> get people to join. ;-)
>> There are web interfaces that would support such an effort, which
>> would be a better use of TEI funds than sponsoring travel.
>> For the 18 months of transition under John's leadership, I think we
>> need to pick 2 or 3 - the TEI because - sort of marketing themes and
>> flog them for all they are worth. At the end of that period I hope
>> that we have direct elections of the Board and Council by individual
>> members of the TEI.
>> The greater visibility of the TEI should be more than enough reason
>> for institutional members to become sponsors, with their logos on
>> the TEI website as sponsors. But sponsors need individual members to
>> vote in elections.
>> Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
>> Patrick Durusau
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>> Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
>> Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
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