Board Meeting Minutes: 16 May 2015

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
16 May 2015, 19:00 UTC
PRESENT:     •    Cat Meier
•    Eylul Dogruel
•    Jessica Steiner
•    M. J. MacRae
•    Soledad Griffin

GUESTS:     •    james_
•    Kristina Busse
•    sanders

ABSENT: Andrea Horbinski (scheduled)

DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST MEETING
1. Approved Janita Burgess to serve as the new Communications co-chair.

OPEN SESSION
1. Discussion of DevMem request to operate without a liaison from the Board of Directors. Request was approved.
2. Partial financial update: bequest in the amount of $5000 Canadian, left to the OTW in 2014, has been deposited. Physical checks from the fundraising drive are beginning to come in.
3. Question about the status of the Journal press proposal.
4. Approved recommendation to require monthly reports from all committees. Those committees that have not been submitting reports will be contacted by the Board of Directors to make sure that they begin doing so.

CLOSED SESSION
1. Approved proposal from Journal to start an open access scholarly press as a pilot project, to be reviewed in 2016 Q3.
2. Discussed proposal from AO3 Docs to transition the workgroup into a committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 21:00 UTC.
Minutes approved by the Board on 30 May 2015.

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