[Esip-cor] 2021 Semantic Tech Committee budget amendments

Ruth Duerr ruth.duerr3 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 18:03:26 EDT 2021

Hi Brandon,

Has Megan or anyone talked to you about the budget?  I ask as I am on the finance committee and was told that one of the ESIP staff would discuss with you some ideas.



> On Apr 6, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Brandon Whitehead via Esip-cor <esip-cor at lists.esipfed.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> All incoming chairs have been asked to review their respective budgets
> and make edits if appropriate.  We have about 6 months left on the
> current budget and I'm not aware of any of those funds having been
> spent.  Is this accurate?
> I thought the budget created for this year was sound, but I'd like to
> make use of the provided opportunity to re-assess.  On initial viewing,
> I do have a few questions:
> 1) Is there still a need to purchase a software license for tutorial
> recordings?
> 2) Is the travel budget still relevant?  Does anyone have any
> suggestions for those funds (AGU, ISWC, US2TS, etc.)?
> 3) I do not recall discussing the practical aspects of `prizes` in great
> detail.  Is this something we could pull together in the next few months?
> 4) Could we push the article APC charges to next fiscal year (again, in
> 6 mo.)?
> There may be an opportunity to add or replace some of these items with
> work on `significant` SWEET issues to this budget.  For example, the
> Wikidata and GCMD (subset) mapping PRs are getting stale.  I'd love to
> have those merged to the master branch as well as finish up the mappings
> to the USGS Thesaurus.  These potentially relate to the bounties/prizes
> budget so that may provide the necessary prompts to get that going.
> What is happening with COR?  Is SeREEn at a stage where some amount of
> funds would help (e.g. a web presence)?
> If there are any proposals, comments, concerns, etc., *now is the time*.
> *ESIP staff will need to receive any amendments post haste following the
> Semantic Technologies meeting one week from today.*
> An editable copy of the submitted budget is here:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qj07o-fCOVaFgPo2oIJXRGSB1Y7vUMb5Qzu4J_4mfBs
> Please also use your preferred communication methods to discuss prior to
> the meeting next week (slack, email, add directly to the running notes,
> carrier pigeon, message in a bottle...).
> Cheers,
> /Brandon
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