[Archivesspace_uac] Governance Board report (4th Quarter)

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Mon Jun 1 16:57:59 EDT 2020

Dear ArchivesSpace members,
I first want to acknowledge the incredible sadness and challenges of the times through which we are living. Where we are and what we are doing now is probably not what most of us expected when the year began. Thank you for being with us, in whatever way you are able.

I am writing to report on the ArchivesSpace Governance Board 4th Quarter meeting, a virtual meeting that was conducted on May 21st.

The board approved appointments to the Technical Advisory Council and User Advisory Council, and the election slate for the Governance Board. We thanked the Nominating Committee, chaired by John Wilkin, for their careful and hard work. John will send out an announcement of all of the appointments once the process is complete.

We reviewed:

  *   an operations report which highlighted the many COVID-19 related activities that the ArchivesSpace team is supporting for the larger archival community during this challenging time
  *   a financial report that confirmed we are on budget
  *   the continued excellent work of TAC and UAC and thanked the members for their dedicated participation

We discussed membership renewal efforts underway to ensure we can continue to support the larger community and continued advancement of the software.

This will be my last message to the community as Board Chair as my one-year term ends June 30, 2020.  I have been privileged to serve in this role. Nick Zmijewski will serve as the next Governance Board Chair effective July 1. We are especially pleased to have Nick in this pivotal position as he will be the first representative from the "Very Small" membership level to serve as Chair. Thank you Nick!

As we look ahead to a new membership year, while there is much uncertainty and trepidation in our world, there is also much for which to be thankful. What we know for certain for ArchivesSpace is that our community members will continue to support each other, and those we each serve, in many ways. The Board welcomes your communications and comments on anything mentioned here, or anything else related to ArchivesSpace that is of concern or interest to you.

Kind regards,


J. Gordon Daines III
Chair, ArchivesSpace Governance Board

J. Gordon Daines III
Curator of Research and Instruction Services
Curator of the Yellowstone National Park collection
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
gordon_daines at byu.edu

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