[tei-council] Lists of Council Members

O'Donnell, Dan daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Mon Mar 8 16:04:28 EST 2010

My recollection in the runup to P5 was that we researched this to make 
sure we didn't just thank the members who happened to be on at any one 
time. I agree that it is a good idea. Presumably it wouldn't be too hard 
to maintain.

Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Discussion of this died out, but I agree with James that this is an 
> important issue that we should deal with.
> I support keeping a record of people who have made past contributions to 
> the TEI and TEI-C (editors, Board members, Council members, and 
> officers).  I don't have a preference on whether this is included in an 
> appendix to the Guidelines or on pages on the website.  What I do not 
> support is simply having the current Council (and Board?) members in the 
> Guidelines during any release.  Digging up old interim releases for 
> proof of this is difficult, and our work, after all, contributes not 
> only to the current release but to future ones as well.
> On 02/03/2010 17:15, James Cummings wrote:
>> The other day while examining Sebastian's PDF of the Guidelines for
>> flaws I noticed the acknowledgement section. In it there is a list of
>> council members who elected and active during the years that TEI P5
>> version 1.0 was created. See:
>> http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/FM1.html
>> This got me thinking about all those Council members who have
>> contributed sometimes significantly to the Guidelines since their
>> initial P5 publication, and that the donation of their time to the TEI
>> isn't recorded in the Guidelines per se.  There is a list of currently
>> serving members at http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/ but that as
>> well only lists currently elected members.
>> What I was going to suggest is that:
>> a) there should be a publicly accessible, simple alphabetic list of who
>> has been on Council (optionally board as well), and their associated
>> dates, which is updated each year.
>> b) that the Guidelines (at the bottom of the list of Council members)
>> give a link to this with a note to the effect that ongoing maintenance
>> has been undertaken by the TEI Council.
>> And no, in case you're interested, I'm already in the list in the
>> Guidelines so this isn't some way to try and shoehorn my name in, just a
>> recognition that there are some who I know have worked hard on the
>> Guidelines since then who aren't in that list.
>> Food for thought,
>> -James
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Associate Professor of English
University of Lethbridge

Chair and CEO, Text Encoding Initiative (http://www.tei-c.org/)
Co-Chair, Digital Initiatives Advisory Board, Medieval Academy of America
President-elect (English), Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (http://sdh-semi.org/)
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