[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Final Call: ASpace call for nominations / User Advisory Council / deadline April 29

Christian Dupont christian.dupont at bc.edu
Wed Apr 27 10:27:19 EDT 2016

Dear ArchivesSpace Member Representative,

A final reminder that nominations for the ArchivesSpace User Advisory
Council (UAC) are due by this Friday, April 29.

Although we have received several nominations to date, we want to be sure
that we are not overlooking worthy candidates who are interested in able to
support the ASpace community in this vital role.

Please refer to further details below.

Thank you,


*From:* Christian Dupont [mailto:christian.dupont at bc.edu]
*Sent:* Friday, April 15, 2016 11:51 AM
*To:* 'archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org'
*Subject:* Reminder: ASpace call for nominations / User Advisory Council /
deadline April 29

Dear ArchivesSpace Member Representative:

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is *seeking nominations to fill a
vacancy on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council (UAC).*

Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member
institution in the *"Small" category* (please refer to the categorized
member list at:  http://www.archivesspace.org/members). Nominees should be
experienced with some of the activities projected for UAC and be capable of
participating on a regular basis throughout the term of service of July 1,
2016-June 30, 2018. The appointee will be eligible to have her/his
appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1,
2018-June 30, 2020. Appointees are expected to devote an average of two
hours per week to UAC activities.

Only ArchivesSpace members representatives may submit a nomination.  All
other staff of ArchivesSpace member organizations may submit nominations
through their Member Representative.  *All Member Representatives are
strongly encouraged to consult with all interested colleagues within their
organization.* Self-nominations are also welcome if you represent a Small
member institution.

*Nominations must be received by 9:00pm EDT Friday, April 29, 2016.* They
may be sent to ArchivesSpace Program Manager Bradley Westbrook (
brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org), who will collect nominations on behalf of the
Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee will review all
nominations and recommend to the Governance Board an appointment for

UAC (http://www.archivesspace.org/usersadvisory) is a critical part of the
ArchivesSpace community, serving as a communication conduit between
ArchivesSpace governance groups and ArchivesSpace users. It is also the
group that implements and contributes to ArchivesSpace user services. Some
of the activities UAC is currently engaged in are:

·         liaising with national and regional archives organizations;

·         soliciting, suggesting, gathering requirements for, and
prioritizing enhancements to the ArchivesSpace application;

·         maintaining and updating user documentation, as needed, of the
ArchivesSpace application;

·         developing and providing training to users; and

·         advising the Governance Board and LYRASIS on the design and
delivery of user services, including but not limited to help desk support,
training, and presentation of documentation.

Sub-groups will be established within UAC to address the areas identified
above, as well as other activities identified subsequently. Nominees will
be appointed to UAC according to their ability to participate in and lead
some of the activities mentioned above.

To nominate someone for the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council, please
identify the person and her/his organization in the form below, indicating
the areas of activity to which the nominee is prepared to contribute.
Return the completed form to ArchivesSpace Program Manager Bradley
Westbrook (brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org), who will collect nominations on
behalf of the Nominations Committee. Self-nominations are encouraged. All
nominations must be received 9:00pm EDT Friday, April 29.

Thank you for your participation in this important process, which is an
essential part of our identity and operations as a community-based software


Christian Dupont

Chair, 2016 ArchivesSpace Nominations Committee

Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections,
Boston College

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

Christian Dupont, Chair (Boston College), Member, Governance Board

Gordon Daines (BYU), Chair of User Advisory Council

Sally Vermatten (NYU), Chair of Technical Advisory Council

Stephen Hussman (University of Arizona), representing very large membership

Ed Galloway (University of Pittsburgh), representing large membership level

Annie Benefiel (Grand Valley State University), representing medium
membership level

Margot Note (World Monuments Fund), representing small membership level

Yue Ma (Chinese Museum in America), representing very small membership level

Brad Westbrook (ArchivesSpace), ex officio


Nominee’s Name:

Nominee’s Organization:

Indicate all areas to which the nominee might contribute:


___Liaising with archives organizations.   Please indicate the
organizations:  ­­­­­­­­­­_____________________

___New features, functional or technical specifications

___Training, design

___Training, provision

___ Usability testing

___User/Help support


Christian Dupont

Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections

John J. Burns Library | Boston College | 140 Commonwealth Ave | Chestnut
Hill, MA  02467-3801

*Main:* (617) 552-4861 | *Direct:* (617) 552-0105 | christian.dupont at bc.edu

*http://bc.edu/burns <http://bc.edu/burns>* |
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