Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 362.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 06:17:37 +0000
From: Patrick Durusau <Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org>
Subject: Participate in Standards Development! Call for
So, you want to participate in standards development but want it to be:
1. Significant? (Can you say SGML/RELAX-NG/Topic Maps?)
2. Not terribly expensive? (How does $800 compare to
$1,000/$2,750/$5,000/$13,000 or more per year?)
3. Really democratic? (As opposed to everyone votes but only one vote counts?)
4. Represents the interests of the national IT industry? (As opposed to
major members of the organization?)
Hmmmm, sounds like you need a membership in an INCITS committee like V1!
V1 is the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34.
SC 34 is currently developing the next generation of markup language
specifications of which RELAX-NG is an integral part, topic maps, which are
now being used by the IRS and Social Security Administration and under
consideration by other US governmental agencies. Websites using topic maps
range from accounting to Italian opera to Japanese castles, see:
You may have missed the SGML bandwagon that become the standard for the US
Department of Defense, aerospace industry and scientific, technical and
medical publishing and other uses but here is your chance to get in on the
ground floor as it were in the development of these new standards.
The official call for the position of International Representative follows,
written in more standards like prose. ;-) Please note that you need only be
a representative of a US domiciled organization to be a member of V1 (US
citizenship is not required). Membership in V1 is required for the
International Representative position.
For the IR position, please respond to: Jennifer T. Garner Phone: (202)
626-5737 email: email@example.com)
For more information on V1 see our homepage:
http://www.incits.org/tc_home/v1.htm (under revision, see our working site
for more current information: http://www.incits.org/tc_home/v1htm/v1.htm)
For INCITS membership information, see: http://www.incits.org/ (lower right
panel on the webpage)
Please feel free to contact me at: Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org if you have
any questions about INCITS/V1. (I may not know the answers but do know
people at INCITS who will know the answers.)
Hope everyone is having a great day!
A second call for the position of International Representative for V1 has
been issued. (see the official call below, respond to Reply to: Jennifer T.
Garner Phone: (202) 626-5737 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
****************Official call text********************************
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 closed without response on July 19, 2003.
This second call for volunteers to serve as International Representative of
INCITS/V1 is being re-issued the the members of V1 and will close on
November 29, 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, Organization and Procedures of INCITS, generally describes
officers' responsibilities, and a more detailed list of duties has been
compiled in the INCITS/RD-8, Officers' Guide.
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 prejudice.
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
November 29, 2003.
*********************end official text******************************
-- 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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