The primary purpose of this consortium is the preservation and development of digital resources (e.g., websites) that provide valuable scientific and educational information on mycology (the study of fungi). In particular, the consortium will identify important digital, mycology resources that are run on a not-for-profit basis and offer to at least preserve and when possible develop the content of these resources. Owners of such resources that agree to such an offer, would be expected to provide for the transfer of ownership or to provide sufficient license to such resources that the consortium can maintain, enhance, copy or move the resource even in the owners absence. The intent is not to act in a way that is in conflict with the wishes of the original owners, but rather to ensure the continuation of the value of the resource should the owner be unable or unwilling to preserve this value on their own. One of the primary goals of the consortium is to raise money to keep the identified resources going. The individual resources would be expected to raise the money they need to maintain that resource plus a small additional percentage that would go into a common fund for shared services or to help cover shortfalls that may happen to some of the other resources from time to time. The consortium provides a financial umbrella for these transactions. Money raised through gifts, donations or other means through a particular resource would go to the consortium, but would be primarily used for the preservation and development of that particular resource.
The CDMR is incoroporated in the state of California and is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status.
admin at digitalmycology dot org.
The essentially requirements for all digital resources supported by the CDMR are:
All applications will be reviewed by the board of directors of the CDMR who will decide on the appropriateness each resource. Formal membershp of a resource is the result of an agreed upon Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the CDMR and each resource approved by the secretary of the CDMR and the owner (or owners) of the resource. We recommend that a draft MoA be included with the application.
We applied for federal non-profit status in December of 2009. On June 15, 2011 we were finally sent a letter outlining some concerns with the original application. The Board of Directors has approved the following response:
Last updated: Wednesday July 13, 2011