Technical Advisory Council

The Technical Advisory Council is a Governance group, whose members are appointed by the Governance Board from nominations. This council provides essential community engagement and investment. By design, the council will include several members from each level of membership to ensure that ongoing development represents the needs of all members.

Purpose:

  • Provide overall technical guidance and review external contributions to the code base.
  • Review functional enhancements and priorities identified by the Users’ Advisory Council.
  • Work with LYRASIS to communicate development needs to the community development forum
  • Designate code committers based on nominations from the community and evidence of quality code.
  • Develop guidelines for review and testing of all external code contributions before the code is added to the software code base.

Membership:

  • 17 members maximum; no more than three from each membership category;
  • Appointed by ArchivesSpace Board from membership and existing council member nominations
  • LYRASIS ex officio --programmer--lead for code committers; organizes technical roadmap and committer meetings;
  • Chair of Users Advisory Council ex officio
  • Two-year renewable terms

Officers

  • The Chair is elected by the Council and serves a one-year term. 

Current Sub-teams

  • Architecture
  • Code Committer Oversight
  • Data migration
  • Technical documentation

Sub-teams are constituted by the council according to the needs of the ArchivesSpace program.  Council members volunteer to serve on one or more sub-teams.  

Meetings & Communication Strategies:

  • Three times per year virtually
  • One in-person meeting per year at the annual Code4Lib meetng
  • With potential for an in-person meeting at the annual SAA meeting

 

ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council—Roster for FY2016/17

Appointee

Organization

Membership Level

Term

Ed Busch

Michigan State University

Very Large

July 2014-June 2016

Terry Catapano

Columbia University

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

Ann Cooper

College of William and Mary

Medium

July 2015-June 2017

Mark Cooper

LYRASIS

Registered Service Provider

July 2014-June 2016

Esme Cowles

UC San Diego

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

Max Eckard

University of Michigan

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

Patrick Galligan

Rockefeller Archives Center

Very Small

July 2015-June 2017

Scott Hanrath

University of Kansas

Very Large

July 2014-June 2016

Noah Huffman

Duke University

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

Rachel Maderik

Virginia Military Institute

Small

July 2014-June 2016

Cory Nimer

Brigham Young University

Large

July 2014-June 2016

Chris Prom

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

Terry Reese

The Ohio State University

Very Large

July 2014-June 2016

Kari Smith

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Very Large

July 2014-June 2016

Phillip Suda

Boeing Corp.

N/A

July 2015-June 2017

Michael Vandermillen

Harvard University

Very Large

July 2015-June 2017

 Sally Vermaaten, Chair

New York University

Very Large

 July 2015-June 2017

 

 

 

 

Ex Officio members:

Gordon Daines, Chair, ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

Gerald (Jay) Gaidmore, ArchivesSpace Governance Board 

Brad Westbrook, ArchivesSpace Program Manager