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By Fotis E. Psomopoulos - RDA EU Early Career Grant – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
I’ll be blunt. I am confused, even appalled, at the low participation rates for TAB elections (currently less than 5%).
Perhaps it is not as visible as it should be, but TAB is one of the most critical bodies of RDA. They are the community’s voice to Council. They are the frontline guardians of the RDA mission. They are the facilitators of inter-group connections within RDA. They have prepared a nice description of what TAB does.
“I think you need to express yourself the way you feel you should, because what really matters at this conference is that we’re all interested in making data available, accessible and preserving it, and we shouldn’t feel that we have to sacrifice who we are in part or whole, in order to do our work.