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While the Steering Committee consists of every volunteer and administrator of MIA, there are several committees on MIA that fufill the many administrative tasks necessary for keeping this organisation in good order. The committees we have fufilling these functions are not complete, we’d both like more volunteers in each committee, and the formation of new committees in areas we are not addressing here. For example, an organising committee (for getting more volunteers, merging with other online projects, etc), a legal committee (for securing rights from publishers, ensuring compliance, etc.), and others. Please write to the MIA Admins with your ideas—any MIA volunteer can form a committee. You can find the information and work these committees produce in our admininstrative pages.
Hard Drives: (David Walters) Every year MIA produces and distributes a Hard Drive copy of the entire MIA to pay our bills.
Finance: (Juan Fajardo) This group pays our bills and keeps all our accounts in good order.
Janitors: (Andy Blunden & Jοnas Hοlmgren) This committee is a catch-all 'clean-up' committee which performs System Administration, directory and HTML architecture, diagnosing and correcting link problems, maintaining administrative pages, and creating new effecient methods of working on MIA.
Technical: (Jοnas Hοlmgren & Graham Seaman) This group looks after server admin, email services and technical matters in general.
Languages: (Juan Fajardo) The development of MIA language sections is critical to building a truly international library useful to all people. This Committee helps bring together the efforts of multiple languages, whether in cross-indexing authors, sharing resources and recruting new volunteers/organisations/external websites into MIA.
MIA Admins: (Andy Blunden, Juan Fajardo, Jοnas Hοlmgren, Einde O’Callaghan, Graham Seaman and David Walters) These administrators have been volunteers of MIA for several years and administrate multiple different sections in broad collaborative efforts. When some archive needs work done but doesn’t have any volunteer reponsible for it, one of these administrators will do the work. These administrators are considered representatives of MIA, and answer and/or redirect all general mail that comes into MIA. At times this committee will discuss minor administrative matters that are not significant enough to bring up to the steering committee, but this is fairly rare thing.
News: (David Walters) that all updates to the archive are made known to all of our volunteers and readers who subscribe to our newsletter.
Secretary: (Andy Blunden) This role is the only elected position at MIA. The Secretary manages the debates, agenda, and voting of the steering committee.
Brian Baggins: Brian joined in 1997 and with five other volunteers, he laid the cornerstones of today’s MIA. In addition to his many technical contributions behind the scenes, Brian developed many prominent sections for MIA, including the History Archive.
Zodiac: Initated our project in 1991. For 6 years built up an archive of Marxism on the internet. Main contributions were building a digital movement of Marxism, transcribing the classics of Marx and Engels, along with later initiating archives for other writers including Lenin, Mao, and others, and transcribing some of their main works.
Sally Ryan: (1996 to 2003) Kept marx.org thriving in difficult circumstances during 1997-1999; assisted in the creation and collaboration between marx.org and marxists.org. Supported women’s rights in MIA like no other volunteer by transcribing a tremendous amount of women’s writings and dealing with Marxist subjects traditionally considered ‘unimportant’ by men – e.g. the family, children, and literature. Played a very important role in the Subject Archives, including the creation of the essential “Women and Marxism Section” and initiated early massive contributions to the Encyclopedia of Marxism, contributing hundreds of political biographies and more. Created and ran archives for Eleanor Marx, Kollontai, and Shachtman. Regular contributor to the ETOL, Kautsky, and the Art and Marxism archives.
Tim Delaney: (Mar. 1998 to Feb. 2000) Administered the Marx/Engels and Lenin Archive’s with dedication and consistent effort. Spent three years volunteering on MIA, completing the transcription of the difficult Grundise, and leading the efforts to transcribe Capital Volumes 2 and 3. Provided critical assistance when transitioning from marx.org to marxists.org in the summer of 1998, and served as one of our few main contributors for years.
Jørn Andersen: (Nov 1998 to Nov 2001) Created the MIA “Non-English Archives”. Contributed vast amounts of materials in many languages. Built ties with non-MIA organisations, and convinced many to mirror or migrate their works into our archives. Jorn’s contribution was absolutely critical to our development as an international and multi-lingual organisation.
Wojtek: Polish Section. Contact the Admin. Ctee.
Hasan: (Feb. 2004 - January 2012) Created Urdu Section and stimulated expansion in South Asian languages, member of Admin. Ctee. until his death in 2012.
Robert Cymbala: (2001-2005). Worked extensively in organizing much of the transcription of the Lenin Collected Works for the V. I. Lenin Internet Archive. Worked as an Administrator for the Archive. Also contributed to the technnical administration of the MIA. Robert has recently returned to the MIA.
Brian Reid: (2006-2010). Worked across all sections of the English language, creating new archives for scores of members of the various sections of the Comintern.
The following former volunteers have moved on from the M.I.A. since January 2007:
Ivan A. (Italian volunteer), Chandrika Adhikari (Sinhala), Ardhendu & Anuradha (Mishra Archive), H. Antonn (Greek Language), Alek Atevik (Macedonian Language), Manuela Barz, Basu (Mazumdar Archive volunteer), Biswaroop Bhowmick (Bangla Language), Blossius (Greek Language Section), Jose Braz (Portuguese Archive), Susan Campbell, Marcus Carlstedt (Swedish Language Section), Rong Chai (Chinese Section), Christian (Ho-Chi-Minh, Juliana Danielle (Portugues Language Section), Le Duan Reference Archives), Chris Clayton (Proofreader, miscellaneous writers in Engish language section), Chan Clovis (Chinese Archive), Rick Denkers (Assistant on Dutch language Archive), Jeppe Druedahl (Dansk Language Section), Arno Dusart (Dutch Archive), Pedro Feilke (Portugues Language), Rogerio Freitas (Portugues Language), Dawn Gaitis, Emiliano Gentili (Italian Section), Kevin Goins (Proofreading, Lenin Archive), Burak Gönen (Turkish Language), Stevan Gostojić (Serbo-Croatian Section), Youzhong Guo (Chinese language Administrator), Mark Harris (Russian Language, Marx-Engels downloads), Franco Iacomella (Spanish Language Section), Jaragua (El Salvador), Behzad Javaheri (Farsi Language volunteer), Wajdi (Arabic Administrator), Jiang Hong Sheng (Chinese Volunteer), Stephane Julien (French Language Section), Ben Lewis (German translation), Alexander Linares (Portugues Language Section), Mahmoud (French Language Section), Mohammad Basirul Haq Sinha (Bangla Language Section), Nikos Loudos (Greek Language Section), Goran Maric (Macedonian Language Section), Rolf Martens (Swedish Language Maoist Writers), Damon Maxwell (Duanyevskaya et al), Vinícius Valentin Raduan Miguel (Portugues Language Section), Albero Mondragon (Spanish), Örn Ólafsson (Islenska), Patrik Olofsson (Swedish Language Section), Hüseyin Olgaç (Turkish section), Antonio Oliveiro (Portugues Language Section), Orestes (Greek section), Philippe (French Language), Andy Pollack (ETOL Volunteer), Luka Pregelj (Slovenian Language Section), Salar Rasheed (Kurdish Language Section), Razmik (Armenian, Farsi Language Sections), Brian Reid (English Language section), Julio Rodriguez (Spanish Language Section), Miika Salo (Finnish Language), Sanjaya Jayasekera (Sinhala), Sanjeewa (Sinhala Language section), Michael Schauerte (Japanese and SPGB), Thomas Schmidt (German Section), Decabrata Sen (Hindi translation), Sanjaya Jayasekera (Sinhala Language Section), Steve Painter (Bob Gould Archive), Sukla Sen (India SUbject Section Volunteer), Umar Shahid (Indian Subject Section), Clara Statello (Italian Section), Frans-Arne Stylegar (Norsk Language), Konstantine Thoukydidis (eBooks), Emerson Tung (Australian Labour History Volunteer), Rafael Duarte Oliveira Venâncio (Portugues Language Section), Erna Van der Walde (German Language section), Maarten V (Dutch language, Technical team), Emil (Ted Grant Archive), Lyndon White (EROL), Sameera Withanage (Sinhala Language Section), Yashar (Azeri Language Section), Julia Zakharova (Luria), Ziaul Abedin (Bangla Language volunteer).
And prior to 2007 many more.