[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council

John Wilkin jpwilkin at illinois.edu
Tue Jan 28 11:18:56 EST 2020

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill up to
five (5) vacancies on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC).

Nominees will preferably be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member
institution (please refer to the member list at:
http://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace/) or employees
of a current Registered Service Provider (see:
Nominations from non-member institutions will be considered based on their
expertise and ability to contribute to the TAC.

The Technical Advisory Council (
https://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:

   - 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 in formats such as
   - Documenting the metadata standards used by ArchivesSpace and
   monitoring the standards landscape.
   - 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.
   - Maintaining and updating technical documentation, including
   documentation of the API.
   - Providing support and resources to help develop a community of code

We seek nominations of individuals who would be engaged in TAC, committed
to ASpace, and have a basic familiarity with some technical aspects of the
application.  While experience with open source projects, developing web
applications (particularly using Ruby on Rails and Sinatra), software
testing, or interest in those areas, is especially welcome, it is not

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, 2020-June 30,
2022. We expect to make up to five (5) appointments, and each new appointee
will be eligible to have their appointment renewed for an additional
two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council,
please submit this form at https://forms.gle/PTvzTXoMCkHQdNga8.  The
Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments
to the Governance Board for approval.

*All nominations must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, April 24.* Please
contact Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org or any member of the Nominating Committee
with questions.

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

John Wilkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chair, and Governance Board member

*On behalf of the Nominating Committee members:*

Lydia Tang, Michigan State University, Chair of the User Advisory Council
Maggie Hughes, Huntington Library, Chair of the Technical Advisory Council
Max Eckard, University of Michigan, representing very large membership level
Jay Trask, University of Northern Colorado, representing large membership
Kelly Spring, East Carolina University, representing medium membership level
Courtney Tkacz, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, representing small membership
Patrick Galligan, Rockefeller Archive Center, representing very small
membership level
Christine Di Bella, (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio


John P. Wilkin
Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
230 Library, MC-522
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

jpwilkin at illinois.edu
Assistant: Lucretia Williams | lawillia at illinois.edu
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