[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Thu Jan 24 10:35:56 EST 2019


The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill three (3) vacancies on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC).

Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member institution in any membership level (the vacancies being filled are from the very large and very small levels). 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 19, 2019. The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval.

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 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, 2019-June 30, 2021. We expect making up to three (3) appointments, and each new appointee will be eligible to have her/his appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023.

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 also welcome. Return the completed form via email to ArchivesSpace Program Manager (Christine DiBella 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 19, 2019.

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.


Gordon Daines
Brigham Young University
Chair, Nominating Committee

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:
Gordon Daines, Brigham Young University, Chair, and Governance Board member
Ashley Knox, University of North Carolina Wilmington,Chair of User Advisory Council
Max Eckard, University of Michigan, Chair of Technical Advisory Council
Caitlin Wells, University of Michigan, representing very large membership level
Jay Trask, University of Northern Colorado, representing large membership level
Carolyn Runyon, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, representing medium membership level
Suzanne Stasiulitis, Pennsylvania State Archives, representing small membership level
Jonathan Lawler, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, representing very small membership level
Christine DiBella, (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

___Bug fixes

___Technical documentation

___Program architecture and integrations with other software

___Migration issues, including import/exports and API design and implementation

___Application testing

J. Gordon Daines III
Supervisor of Reference Services
Department Chair
L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
gordon_daines at byu.edu<mailto:gordon_daines at byu.edu>

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