Patrick Durusau says:

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Patrick Durusau <[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.


> 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
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