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: 
<> They may also be 
employees of a current Registered Service Provider (see:

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 ( 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 
  *   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<>, 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 


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 
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 
Amanda Focke, Rice University, representing large membership level
Amanda Lanthorne, San Diego State Universtiy, representing medium membership 
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

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