Department of Research and Records
|Department of Research and Records|
|Created in 2004|
|Headed by Ilverin Matriam|
|Positions within the Department|
The Department of Research and Records oversees the Tower Library and the Tower Histories, as well as the book forums and the Classroom. The department is currently headed by Ilverin Matriam.
The Department of Research and Records heads up and organises the TarValon.Net Library, which strives to be a complete source of information for the world of the Wheel of Time. The articles are written by the members as volunteer contributions. It also features comprehensive detail on TarValon.Net itself.
- Main article: TarValon.net Classes
The Classroom has existed ever since the creation of TarValon.Net and while in the past classes were taught with a different goal in mind, currently, the Classroom offers mostly real life skills and knowledge. The classes are taught by volunteer teachers, and overseen by the Headteachers.
- Main article: Department of Research and Records (History)
The department was originally formed as the Department of Research and Communication and headed by the Tower Librarian and Tar Valon Times Editor. It was later split into two separate departments along with the Department of Communication.
- Main article: Department of Research and Records (Positions)
| The Director of Research and Records handles executive matters within the department, but is also responsible for keeping track of and assigning articles in the Library, as needed. The Director might supplement the Historians' duties, and delegate tasks to the Library Editors.
Ilverin Matriam became Director in 2020, after serving in the Department in different capacities - as Awards Historian and on the Survey Team. Ilverin is currently working on expanding The Wheel of Time TV Series articles; works as an Editor by fact and spell checking chapter and book summaries; is in the process of gathering Wheel of Time book covers in all languages; and is translating some of the articles in her native language - Bulgarian.
Ilverin's goal as Director is to make editing the Library easy and fun to do, and to also keep the Library up to date with new information on both the books and tv series.
There is one administrator position, the Headteacher.
|The Headteacher is in charge of the Classroom forum. They look for new and interesting classes, they help teachers with their lesson plans, and keep track of current classes.|
There are currently five staff positions with the department. The Historians each serve different purposes, but their main duties are to keep the Library up to date. The Assistant to the Director helps the director with projects on demand.
|The Events Historian is responsible for maintaining official TarValon.Net events and conferences pages. They also include events information on each person's Who's Who page, who has attended such events.
|The Tower Historian is responsible for keeping Tower histories up to date. They are continuously updating Who's Who pages, Staff pages, current raisings and bonds, and so much more!
Tallan Daar became the Tower Historian in 2020 after serving as Director from 2018 till 2020. Tallan has also been an Editor since 2016 and has been a huge part of keeping the Tower histories up to date ever since then.
|The Awards Historian is responsible for maintaining awards pages within the Library. They are also responsible for updating Who's Who pages with awarded Merit Badges every time they are awarded.
This position is currently vacant.
|The Media Historian is responsible for transcribing Tar Valon Talks Staff episodes and archiving them in the Library, as well as archiving Tar Valon Times articles.
|The Assistant to the Director of Research and Records assists the Director with their projects as needed.|