[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Mon Mar 26 19:21:11 EDT 2018


Here is a gentle reminder to self-nominate or nominate your colleagues for positions on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council.


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Gordon Daines
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 11:07 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill 8 vacancies on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council (UAC).

Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member institution in any member category (please refer to the categorized member list at: <http://www.archivesspace.org/members> http://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace/).

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 projected for UAC 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 15, 2018. The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval.

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.

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

The term of service will be July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020. Each new appointee will be eligible to have her/his appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council, please identify the person and her/his organization in the form below, indicate the areas of activity to which the nominee is prepared to contribute. Again, self nominations are welcome. Return the completed form via email to ArchivesSpace Program Manager (Christine Di Bella) at christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto: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 15, 2018.

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.


J. Gordon Daines III
Brigham Young University
Chair, and Governance Board member

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

J. Gordon Daines III, Brigham Young University Chair, and Governance Board member
Suzanne Stasiulatis, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Chair of User Advisory Council
Max Eckard, University of Michigan, Chair of Technical Advisory Council
Jordon Steele, Johns Hopkins University, representing very large membership level
Amanda Focke, Rice University, representing large membership level
Amanda Lanthorne, San Diego State Universtiy, representing medium membership level
Rebekah Irwin, Middlebury College, representing small membership level
Dylan McDonald, Center for Sacramento History, 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:


___Liaising with archives organizations. Please indicate the organizations:  _____________________

___New features, functional or technical specifications

___Training, design

___Training, provision

___ Usability testing

___User/Help support

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