[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Reminder: Technical Advisory Council nominations due Friday 11/11

Sally Vermaaten sally.vermaaten at nyu.edu
Tue Nov 8 17:09:12 EST 2016

A friendly reminder that nominations for the ArchivesSpace Technical
Advisory Council are due by *this Friday, November 11th*.

Self nominations and nominations of colleagues are both welcome.

Thank you!



*Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council*

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is *seeking nominations to fill one
vacancy on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC)*.

Nominations may be made only by ArchivesSpace member representatives.
Member representatives are encouraged to nominate persons from their
institution or from other institutions, including Registered Service
Providers, (please see the lists at http://archivesspace.org/members
<http://archivesspace.org/members>) who are experienced with some of the
activities assigned to TAC and who are capable of participating on a
regular basis throughout the term of service of  December 1, 2016-June 30,

TAC (http://www.archivesspace.org/technicaladvisory) is a critical part of
the ArchivesSpace community, having responsibility for providing technical
guidance to individuals or organizations contributing to application
development, to the User Advisory Council, and to the ArchivesSpace
Governance Board. TAC's current activities include:

   - developing a community of code committers, including helping to
   establish guidelines for contributing code and reviewing contributions,
   - reviewing enhancements and priorities and testing in collaboration
   with the User Advisory Council,
   - providing support for migrating data to ArchivesSpace and support for
   importing and exporting data such as EAD, MARCXML, CSV
   - documenting and assisting with resolving bugs identified in the
   - identifying integration points for ArchivesSpace with other systems
   (e.g. digital asset management systems, patron and request management
   systems, etc.), creating resources to assist the community with integration
   work and, for specific integrations, developing technical requirements, and
   - updating technical documentation.

Sub-teams are established within TAC to address the areas identified above
and other areas subsequently identified as priorities and a good fit for
the Council. Nominees must have sufficient knowledge of application
development methods, architectures and coding practices to participate in
and lead some of the identified activities. Nominees with experience in
open source projects, developing web applications (particularly using Ruby
on Rails and Sinatra), software testing, or interest in those areas, are
especially welcome.

The anticipated time commitment for each appointee is expected to be two
hours per week on average.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council,
please respond to the questions below, indicate the areas of activity to
which the nominee is prepared to contribute. Send this information via
email to ArchivesSpace Program Manager Bradley Westbrook (brad.westbrook@
lyrasis.org),  who will collect nominations on behalf of the Council. Self-
nominations are encouraged. *All nominations must be submitted by 9:00 p.m.
EDT Friday, Nov 11th.  *

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


1. Nominee name:

2. Nominee organization:

3. Indicate all areas to which the nominee might contribute:

___Managing/endorsing/eliciting code contributions

___Bug fixes

___Technical documentation

___Program architecture and integrations with other software

___Migration issues, including import/exports and API design and

___Application testing

4. Please briefly describe the reason the nominee would be a good fit for
the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council.

Sally Vermaaten
Project Manager, Archival Systems
New York University Libraries
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