Board Meeting Minutes: May 19, 2012

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
May 19th, 2012, 14:00 UTC

PRESENT: Nikisha Sanders, Ira Gladkova, Julia Beck, Kristen Murphy.

GUESTS: Elz, Eylul, Renay, Aja, Katherine Darnell.

ABSENT: Jenny Scott-Thompson, Naomi Novik, Francesca Coppa.
DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST MEETING

  1. Approved a request for Volcom to buy a copy of Screenflow software for screencasts.
  2. Approved a proposal from Sole G (I&O) for a new workgroup to discuss changing the categories for fandoms on the AO3.

OPEN SESSION

  1. Communications will be submitting a proposal to board to get a PR Newswire account (as suggested last year) for more actively doing press releases.
  2. Tisha Turk, Rebecca Tushnet, and Francesca Coppa will be heading to DC on June 4 for DMCA hearings.
  3. Samantha from Grants has been working on a giant National Endowment for the Humanities grant with FC and Elz and Lucy. That said, we probably still need more lead time and a bigger group for this kind of grant.
  4. Survey workgroup have been working away on posts about the results.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. We discussed potential board liaisons for the new category change workgroup.
  2. We discussed publicising the work of the board more – Jintian from Comms is working with us on this. We are also considering expanding the OTW Board pages on Fanlore.

The meeting was adjourned at 16:00 UTC.

Minutes approved by the board on 30th May.