Colleagues, We are still looking for nominations to the Technical Advisory Council (TAC). If you know of anyone who might be interested in serving, please talk to them and encourage them to self-nominate or nominate them yourself. Individuals serving on the TAC are not required to work at ArchivesSpace member institutions. We will be accepting nominations through April 30th.
Gordon (Chair, Nominating Committee) The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill 7 vacancies on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC). 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/). They may also be employees of a current Registered Service Provider (see: http://archivesspace.org/registered-service-providers/current-rsps/). Nominations may be made only by ArchivesSpace member representatives. All other staff of ArchivesSpace member organizations may submit nominations through their Member Representative. Member representatives are encouraged to nominate persons from their institution or from other institutions who are experienced with some of the activities assigned to TAC and who are capable of participating on a regular basis throughout their term of service. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT Monday April 30th, 2018. The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval. TAC (http://www.archivesspace.org/technicaladvisory) 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: * developing a community of code committers, including helping to establish guidelines for contributing code and reviewing contributions, * 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 such as EAD, MARCXML, CSV * documenting and assisting with resolving bugs identified in the application, * 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, and * updating technical documentation. Sub-teams will be established within TAC to address the areas identified above, as well other activity areas identified subsequently. Nominees must have sufficient knowledge of application development methods, architectures and coding practices to participate in and lead some of the identified activities. Nominees with experience in open source projects, developing web applications (particularly using Ruby on Rails and Sinatra), software testing, or interest in those areas, are especially welcome. 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, 2018-June 30, 2020. Each new appointee will be eligible to have her/his appointment renewed for an additional two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022. To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council, please identify the person and her/his organization in the form below, indicate the areas of activity to which the nominee is prepared to contribute. Again, self nominations are welcome. Return the completed form via email to ArchivesSpace Program Manager (Christine Di Bella) at christine.dibe...@lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibe...@lyrasis.org>, who will collect nominations on behalf of the ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee. All nominations must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EDT Monday, April 30th, 2018. 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, J. Gordon Daines III Brigham Young University Chair, and Governance Board member On behalf of Nominating Committee members: J. Gordon Daines III, Brigham Young University Chair, and Governance Board member Suzanne Stasiulatis, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Chair of User Advisory Council Max Eckard, University of Michigan, Chair of Technical Advisory Council Jordon Steele, Johns Hopkins University, representing very large membership level Amanda Focke, Rice University, representing large membership level Amanda Lanthorne, San Diego State Universtiy, representing medium membership level Rebekah Irwin, Middlebury College, representing small membership level Dylan McDonald, Center for Sacramento History, representing very small membership level Christine Di Bella, (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio ________________________________ Nominee's Name: ______________________________________________ Nominee's Organization: ______________________________________________ Indicate all areas to which the nominee might contribute: ___Managing/endorsing/eliciting code contributions ___Bug fixes ___Technical documentation ___Program architecture and integrations with other software ___Migration issues, including import/exports and API design and implementation ___Application testing _________________________ J. Gordon Daines III Supervisor of Reference Services Department Chair L. Tom Perry Special Collections Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 801-422-5821 gordon_dai...@byu.edu<mailto:gordon_dai...@byu.edu>
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