Just a quick line to confirm that this sounds like the right approach to us, from the DLF end.
We’re all very happy to have the opportunity to support the community in this way. I want to add my thanks to the FCIG for its careful and thoughtful work on the process — and also to colleagues at LITA, the Open Library Foundation, and Duraspace for likewise stepping up with offers to host.
All the dedicated volunteer time, healthy debate, and willingness on the part of various organizations to lend support is a great marker of this community’s strength. — Bethany
Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa
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> On Nov 6, 2017, at 11:21 AM, Galen Charlton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Sarah Walden McGowan
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> +1 FCIG. Thank you all for your many months of work and general herding of the cats. :)
>> Who will be reaching out to DLF/CLIR? Will that fall to C4L 2018 local planning
>> committee? Or should we be forming a new task force to help formalize
>> that relationship?
> My suggestion is that we form a new working group responsible for
> setting up an agreement with DLF/CLIR, with the end result subject to
> ratification by a community vote.
> Anybody with interest and experience to share should feel free to step
> forward, but I especially suggest that members of current and past
> conference planning and budget committees consider volunteering as
> well as folks who may have participated on either side of a fiscal
> sponsorship arrangement. I also suggest that folks from the Code4Lib
> Journal participate as well, especially given that there is both
> income and potential expenses related to the journal.
> On a house-keeping note, I have verified with Bethany Nowviskie of
> CLIR/DLF that she and Sharon Ivy Weiss are the primary contacts on
> their end. On another house-keeping note, there is a time slot
> allocated for fiscal continuity discussions during the 2018 conference
> that could be used by such a working group for meetings or
> presentations as it sees fit.
> I can help convene an initial meeting of such a working group, but one
> of its first tasks presumably will include choosing a chair.
> I further suggest that we use this email thread to further flesh out
> what the charge and expected process of the working group would be.
> Galen Charlton
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