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: 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.

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.

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 required.

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@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.

Respectfully,
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 level

Kelly Spring, East Carolina University, representing medium membership level

Courtney Tkacz, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, representing small membership level

Patrick Galligan, Rockefeller Archive Center, representing very small membership level

Christine Di Bella, (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio

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