[globaloutlookDH-l] Proposed bylaws published

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Mon Dec 9 13:55:47 MST 2013

I suppose it would! My concern is that we not miss the deadline for 
starting nominations and the like, but maybe that's just what we have to 
do given how long it took me to publish them.

On 13-12-09 01:49 PM, Dagmar Riedel wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> one quick comment on the proposed window for discussion on the list: 
> Today is Dec. 9 and in two week we will have Dec. 23. In North America 
> a lot of people are busy with wrapping up their Fall term, and there 
> is for some people Christmas ad New Year.  Perhaps Jan. 1would be a 
> bit more humane deadline?!
> -- dagmar
> --
> Dagmar A. Riedel
> Center for Iranian Studies
> Columbia University
> New York
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Daniel O'Donnell 
> <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca <mailto:daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I've been overdue in publishing proposed bylaws for GO::DH. You
>     can now see them here: http://www.globaloutlookdh.org/proposed-bylaws/
>     Because GO::DH is an experiment in global community building (and
>     ADHO SIG development) we began the year without bylaws and set
>     establishing some as a main task for the founding executive. Over
>     the course of the last six months or so, the executive and the
>     smaller steering group of officers has been developing a set of
>     bylaws to establish governance, elections, and all the other
>     things a community needs if it is to thrive.
>     The initial work was led by Barbara Bordalejo, who did some
>     research on the bylaws and comparable scholarly societies and
>     communities. She wrote a first draft based on those at
>     digitalmedievalist.org <http://digitalmedievalist.org>. These were
>     then heavily revised by the steering group, the bylaws committee,
>     and subsequently the larger executive. The results of that process
>     is available at the website.
>     Since we currently don't have any bylaws, the approval process is
>     not clear. In the absence of any other rules, my proposal is that
>     we open these bylaws up for discussion on the general list for the
>     next two weeks. If they prove uncontroversial and it appears that
>     there is a consensus in favour of their adoption, then, at the end
>     of the two weeks, we as a community will delegate the Executive to
>     make any final editorial changes and approve them on our behalf.
>     If, on the other hand, it appears they are unsatisfactory in some
>     way or that we are not developing a consensus in their favour, we
>     will ask the executive to begin a consultation process with a goal
>     of resolving such differences as quickly as possible and proposing
>     a compromise set of bylaws for a vote by the entire mailing list
>     membership.
>     If the bylaws pass over the next two weeks, then the next step
>     will be soliciting nominations for the new Executive as described
>     in the bylaws. The elections to the Executive are required to be
>     finished by Feb. 1, 2014.
>     Please do not be shy about discussing this proposal. Feel free
>     also to distribute information about it widely and to offer
>     translations and/or paraphrases.
>     -dan
>     -- 
>     ---
>     Daniel Paul O'Donnell
>     Professor of English
>     University of Lethbridge
>     Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
>     Canada
>     +1 403 393-2539  <tel:%2B1%20403%20393-2539>
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

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