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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