TEI-C and TAPAS Call for Nominations 2017

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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:

  • 2 on the Board
  • 6 on the Council
  • 2 on the TAPAS Advisory Board

Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee by 13 September (extended to 22 Sep) 2017 : Google Doc.

The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members' Meeting and Conference in November 2017.

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>.

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>.

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>.

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

  • formally accept the nomination
  • provide a biography and a statement of purpose. 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,

Kiyonori Nagasaki, chair of the 2017 TEI nominating committee

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