Board Meeting Minutes: February 16, 2011

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
February 16, 2011, 2:00 UTC

PRESENT: Hele Braunstein, Francesca Coppa, Ira Gladkova, Sheila Lane, Allison Morris, Kristen Murphy
ABSENT: Rachel Barenblat

OPEN SESSION

  1. The minutes from February 9 were unanimously approved via e-mail.
  2. March drive dates: Ira shared potential holiday conflicts via e-mail. Allison will ask DevMem to suggest alternative dates for discussion at the next Board meeting.
  3. FYI from Allison: VolCom’s new database has been installed. Since the content of the old database is not exportable, VolCom will manually enter information into the new database.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. Francesca is consulting with Legal and Open Doors to establish a policy regarding donations of scanned zines to the Fan Culture Preservation Project.
  2. Francesca reported that Vidding is contemplating breaking out their website content into a vidding subsite. Such a site would promote fan video in a broad sense (e.g., AMVs, trailers, machinima) while emphasizing the OTW’s expertise in vidding advocacy and scholarship.
  3. Confidential staffing discussion; Francesca and Allison to follow up.
  4. Confidential item from Journal.
  5. We discussed the preparation of the 2010 annual report.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:25 UTC.

Minutes approved by the Board on February 18, 2011.