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.
They take their role as elected servants of the community very seriously and are amazingly dedicated.
So it surprises me that so few people vote. Perhaps you think you don’t sufficiently know the candidates. So please talk to your friends; some will know them. I also guarantee that all candidates will answer email questions. And you need not vote for four candidates, just those you feel would be good.
TAB is central to how RDA operates and evolves. If you are involved in RDA and care about the future of data sharing, you owe it to yourself to vote in the TAB election. If you don't vote, please tell me why in the comments.
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Yours in democracy,