[tei-council] minutes/release deadline

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 11 17:16:57 EST 2011

Up until very recently, minutes of all TEI meetings have always been encoded in a simple subset of TEI lite. The UVA site renders them dynamically, but if you want to see the source you can do so very simply. 

I think David states the advantages of doing so rather well. Drafting them on the wiki is fine if you want to facilitate group editing, but minutes are a matter of record which should be fixed at some point.

From: tei-council-bounces at lists.village.Virginia.EDU [tei-council-bounces at lists.village.Virginia.EDU] On Behalf Of Martin Holmes [mholmes at uvic.ca]
Sent: 11 November 2011 22:13
To: James Cummings
Cc: tei-council at lists.village.Virginia.EDU
Subject: Re: [tei-council] minutes/release deadline

On 11-11-11 07:56 PM, James Cummings wrote:
> On 11/11/11 14:46, David Sewell wrote:
>> Council minutes have in the past always been posted to
>> http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Meetings/index.xml. In
>> principle there's no reason additions to that list could not
>> point to a page on the TEI wiki instead of to a static XML
>> file. But that would be establishing a significantly new
>> precedent.
> I don't believe there is any intention to do so, I believe
> MartinH was planning to TEI'ify them after Council input on the
> draft on the wiki.  (Martin, correct me if I'm wrong.)

I really had no idea what I was supposed to do, and nobody mentioned any
particular requirements, so I just did the best I could, and put them on
the wiki because that's where I'd seen the minutes for the last meeting,
which was the first one I attended. If I'd known they were supposed to
end up in TEI, I would have done them all that way in the first place,
but I had no idea. I did the last day in TEI, but that's now out of date
because we've edited the wiki version.

I think the Council should take a formal decision on how the minutes
should be taken, how they should then be collaboratively edited, and how
they should be published. Then the next volunteer will have a clearer
idea of what's expected of them, and won't inadvertently let themselves
in for unnecessary markup work, as I seem to have done. Apologies if
this is already clear and spelled out somewhere in the instructions for
Council members; if it is, I've never seen it, or don't remember seeing it.

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