Society Annual Meeting Geneva 1998-03-30
SDL Forum Society Annual Meeting 1998, Geneva 1998-03-30
The meeting was held 1998-03-30 in
Geneva. The SDL Forum Society Chairman, Yair Lahav, led the
meeting and the society secretary Řystein Haugen took the
The chairman, Yair Lahav,
presented the annual report.
Ekkart Rudolph raised some
criticism concerning the access of SDL Forum Society member area
from the general open web-site. He was also not content with the
way the MSC pages were maintained. The question whether the SDL
Forum Society should take the MSC pages over from University of
Eindhoven was raised.
The treasurer, Amardeo Sarma,
prsented the financial report. In general the finances of the
society is in very good shape.
A financial report from the
SDL'97 venue in Paris, France has not yet been received. It
was emphasized that the board should make sure to receive a
budget from the SDL'99 organizers (Univ. of Montreal). A
written contract regarding responsibilities and financial
arrangements of the SDL'99 should be signed well in advance
of the conference.
The 1999 budget will appear soon.
Acceptance of financial report
The annual meeting accepted the
financial report subject to the scrutiny of Heinz Kossmann
(Siemens) and Anders Olsen.
Ideas for money spending activities
The meeting decided that the board
is authorized to spend 5000 DEM on projects for the strategic
promotion of SDL and MSC. The members are encouraged to
contribute proposals for such projects.
The current board was reelected by
The board continues to consist of
Yair Lahav (chairman), Amardeo Sarma (treasurer), Řystein Haugen
It was decided that the SDL
Newsletter should be discontinued. Rick Reed will inform the
British Library to discontinue the ISSN series and ask for
corresponding registering of electronic publications.
The next ordinary annual meeting
will be held in conjunction with the SDL'99 Forum in
Montreal in June 1999. An extraordinary meeting will presumably
take place in connection with SAM'98 in June 1998 in Berlin.