[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Mon Mar 29 13:41:47 EDT 2021

This is a gentle reminder to consider participating in ArchivesSpace governance-nominate yourself or a colleague. The deadline for nominations is Friday April 23rd.

From: Gordon Daines
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:21 PM
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Subject: Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill up to three (3) vacancies on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council (UAC).

The User Advisory Council (https://archivesspace.org/governance-board-and-councils#UAC) is a critical part of the ArchivesSpace community, serving as a communication conduit between ArchivesSpace governance groups and ArchivesSpace users. Some of the activities UAC is currently engaged in are:

  *   Advising the ArchivesSpace Governance Board and the ArchivesSpace Organizational Home on the design and delivery of services, such as community engagement and support services, technical support, and training.
  *   As a joint representative of the Development Prioritization subteam, discussing and voting on ideas for software enhancements and improvements.
  *   As a joint representative of the Testing subteam, conducting user-centered testing of the application prior to releases and conduct ongoing usability studies as needed.
  *   Liaising with national and regional archives organizations.
  *   Maintaining and updating user documentation.
  *   Advocating on the usability and functionality of the software program to facilitate adoption of the program.

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

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