[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council

Gaidmore, Gerald gpgaidmore at wm.edu
Fri Apr 7 19:53:54 EDT 2017

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is looking for nominations to fill up to 7 vacancies on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC).
Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member institution in the Very Large, Large, Medium, Small, or Very Small levels (please refer to the categorized member list at: <http://www.archivesspace.org/members> http://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace/). They may also be employees of a current Registered Service Provider (see: http://archivesspace.org/registered-service-providers/current-rsps/).
Nominations may be made only by ArchivesSpace Member Representatives. All other staff of ArchivesSpace member organizations may submit nominations through their Member Representative. Member representatives are encouraged to nominate persons from their institution or from other institutions who are experienced with some of the activities assigned to TAC and who are capable of participating on a regular basis throughout their term of service. Self-nominations are also welcome.
Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, April 28. The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval.
TAC (http://archivesspace.org/governance-board-and-councils/#TAC) 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 from other systems and support for importing and exporting data such as EAD, MARCXML, CSV
  *   documenting and assisting with resolving bugs identified in the application,
  *   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 will be established within TAC to address the areas identified above, as well other activity areas identified subsequently. 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.
The term of service for these appointments will be July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019. We expect to make up to 7 appointments, and each new appointee will be eligible to have her/his appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021.
To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical 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. Again, self-nominations are also welcome. Return the completed form via email to the ArchivesSpace Program Manager, Christine Di Bella (christine.dibella at lyrasis.org), who will collect nominations on behalf of the ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee. All nominations must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, April 28.
Thank you for your participation in this important process, which is an essential part of our identity and operations as a community-based software organization.
Jay Gaidmore
The College of William & Mary
Chair, and Governance Board member
On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

Gordon Daines, Brigham Young University, Chair of User Advisory Council

Sally Vermaaten, Gates Archives, Chair of Technical Advisory Council

Johna Von Behrens, University of Louisiana Lafayette, representing Very Large membership level

Cyndi Shein, UNLV, representing Large membership level

Mary Saffell, Texas Christian University, representing Medium membership level

Julia Novakovic, The Strong National Museum of Play, representing Small membership level

Annie Tummino, SUNY Maritime, representing Very Small membership level

Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, ex officio


Nominee's Name:                        ______________________________________________
Nominee's Organization:             ______________________________________________
Indicate all areas to which the nominee might contribute:
___Managing/endorsing/eliciting code contributions
___Application testing
___Migration issues, including import/exports and API design and implementation
___Bug fixes
___Program architecture and integrations with other software
___Technical documentation
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