The Membership Committee (see Fig. 2,
11) is the primary body for overseeing applications for membership in the OBC. It is made up of 3-5 members elected from within the BoS. The Committee meets every 3 months.
assesses and makes decisions about incoming membership applications;
sets and oversees the criteria for presses and publishing service providers (and collectives of such) who want to join the OBC, to be ratified by the BoS; and
sets and manages, in dialogue with each incoming member, the pricing guidelines for offers, to be ratified by the BoS.