17.108 call for volunteer: V1 International Representative

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Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 03:50:23 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 108.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 08:44:58 +0100
             From: Patrick Durusau <pdurusau@emory.edu>
             Subject: Call for Volunteer: V1 International Representative


    I thought Humanists readers, particularly those working for US domiciled
    organizations, would find the following announcement of interest. Humanist
    readers not so employed should check with the appropriate national
    standards bodies for similar opportunities to participate in international
    standards work.

    Note that the position requires membership in the V1 committee, see the
    INCITS (International Committee for Information Standards) webpage:
    http://www.incits.org for further details.

    The V1 committee (full name: V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing
    Systems Interface) is the U.S. TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/IEC
    JTC 1/SC 34.

    SC 34 is the home of work on projects such as: Document Schema Definition
    Languages (RELAX-NG), Document Style Semantics and Specification Language
    (DSSSL), and Topic Maps, among others.

    Participation through a national body involves working on the development
    of the latest technology standards that underlie the software of tomorrow.
    Lots of hard work, good companions and technical excellence await those who
    choose to participate.

    Hope you are having a great day!


    ***Call for Volunteers: V1 International Representative***

    Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
    1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
    Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax 202-638-4922;

    Date: June 18, 2003
    Date Due: July 19, 2003
    Reply to: Jennifer T. Garner
    Phone: (202) 626-5737
    email: jgarner@itic.org <mailto:jgarner@itic.org>
    cc: Patrick Durusau, V1 Chairman
    Arnold Winkler, SDB Liaison to V1


    To: The Members of INCITS/V1

    From: Jennifer T. Garner, for the INCITS Secretariat

    Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems


    Due to the recent appointment of Mr. Patrick Durusau as Chairman of
    INCITS/V1, the office of V1 International Representative is currently
    vacant. This first call for volunteers to serve as International
    Representative of V1 is being issued the the members of V1 and will close
    on July 19, 2003.

    Any member of the INCITS Subgroup is welcome to volunteer to serve. Before
    one considers doing so, however, the commitment in time and
    responsibilities should be considered. Officers must actively support the
    administrative structure that ensures due process to all participants,
    assists in reaching consensus and protects the accreditation of the entire
    system. [There is no limit to the number of terms an individual may serve.
    There is a rule prohibiting one individual from being appointed to two or
    more offices of the same committee simultaneously.]

    The INCITS/RD-2 <http://www.incits.org/archive/2003/in030017/in030017.pdf>,
    Organization and Procedures of INCITS, generally describes officers'
    responsibilities, and a more detailed list of duties has been compiled in
    the INCITS/SD-8 <http://www.ncits.org/sd8-r1c.htm>, Officers' Reference Manual.

    Those willing to make this commitment must submit three written statements
    in support of their candidacy:

       1. A one-page statement of experience, indicating the volunteer's
          expertise in the subgroup's program of work, voluntary standards
          efforts, committee experience and leadership abilities (to be
          forwarded to the INCITS Subgroup for an advisory ballot if there
          is more than one candidate).

       2. A statement of management support for a three-year term on company
          letterhead acknowledging the additional workload, financial
          resources and duties required of an officer over and above that of
          a technical participant.

          The statement of management support for the three-year term is a
          good faith commitment, not a legal binding commitment. If future
          circumstances require the applicant to resign from the office
          before the term has been fulfilled, this will be accepted without

       3. A statement as to whether or not the candidate is a representative
          of a U.S. domiciled organization.

    Any supplemental materials will be forwarded along with the advisory ballot
    to INCITS, which appoints all INCITS Subgroup officers. The statements from
    candidates wishing to serve in the above referenced position on the INCITS
    Subgroup should be sent to the attention of Jennifer Garner no later than
    July 19, 2003.

    Patrick Durusau
    Director of Research and Development
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
    Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model

    Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!

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