Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 108.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 08:44:58 +0100
From: Patrick Durusau <email@example.com>
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
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 Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org 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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