[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace 4th Quarter Board update

Laurie Arp laurie.arp at lyrasis.org
Tue Jul 11 14:30:13 EDT 2017

Forwarding on behalf of Carol Mandel...

Dear ArchivesSpace members,

I am writing to report on the ArchivesSpace Governance Board 4th Quarter meeting, a 2 hour conference call which was conducted June 2nd.

The board approved the nominations to the Governance board, and appointments to the Technical Advisory Council and User Advisory Council. We thanked the Nominations Committee, chaired by Gerald (Jay) Gaidmore. Jay will send out an announcement of the election and appointment results once the Governance Board election is complete.

We reviewed:

  *   the continued excellent work of TAC and UAC and thank the members for their dedicated participation
  *   an operational update that indicates good progress on development work by HM, the creation of a core committers group and progress in our recruitment for a Community Engagement Coordinator
  *   a financial report that confirms we are on budget and in a strong financial position

The board members thanked departing Board members Gerald (Jay) Gaidmore and Brian Schottlaender for their active and substantial service on the board.

Jay has served for two terms and has been on the board since its inception.  As one of the inaugural board members his early insight and dedication were especially valuable. Some of Jay's contributions include chairing the 2017 Nominating Committee, serving as the Board liaison to the Technical Advisory Council, and representing the Governance Board in the ArchivesSpace Program Manager search.

Brian retired from his position as the Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego (UCSD) on June 30 and thus is leaving the board but UCSD remains a partner and continues to be represented on the board. Brian played a leading role in the creation of the ArchivesSpace software and the ArchivesSpace community since the inception of the program.  Brian served as a founding partner on the ArchivesSpace Governance Board with unstinting dedication and outstanding participation.  Brian was instrumental in creating the membership and governance models, recruiting colleagues to be charter members, and in bylaws creation.

Their contributions have played a critical role in the success of ArchivesSpace.

The Board very much appreciates their commitment, skills and devotion to furthering the ArchivesSpace community.

In closing, I am very happy to report that the ArchivesSpace membership organization is vibrant and is growing at a steady rate.  Members are participating in all facets of the program and continue to be its strongest advocates.

The Board welcomes your communications and comments on any and all of us, and we extend our thanks to all of you for your continuing support and ongoing contributions to the community we have created.


Carol A. Mandel
Chair, ArchivesSpace Governance Board
Dean, Division of Libraries, New York University

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