[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Tue Mar 16 15:20:52 EDT 2021

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill up to three (3) vacancies on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (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 EAD, MARCXML, and CSV.
  *   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 committers.

Nominees should 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: http://archivesspace.org/registered-service-providers/current-rsps/). Nominations from non-member institutions will be considered based on their expertise and ability to contribute to the TAC. As the community for a software application used in many different settings, we seek diverse voices in working to improve ArchivesSpace and support those who use or may benefit from using it. We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and others currently less represented in our governance groups to consider joining us in these important leadership roles.

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, 2021-June 30, 2023. Each new appointee will be eligible to have her/his appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council, please submit this form at https://forms.gle/m2nN49M34CPgnvci9. The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval.

Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday April 23rd. Please contact Christine Di Bella,  ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto: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 organization.


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

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

Brittany Newberry, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Chair of User Advisory Council
Trevor Thornton, North Carolina State University, Chair of Technical Advisory Council
Zach Johnson, Vanderbilt University, representing very large membership level
Jacky Johnson, Miami University, representing large membership level
Heidi Buchanan, West Carolina University, representing medium membership level
Patricia Burdick, Colby College, representing small membership level
Yue Ma, Museum of Chinese in America, representing very small membership level
Christine Di Bella (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio

J. Gordon Daines III
Curator of Research and Instruction Services
Curator of the Yellowstone National Park collection
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
gordon_daines at byu.edu

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/pipermail/archivesspace_users_group/attachments/20210316/38714b14/attachment.html>

More information about the Archivesspace_Users_Group mailing list