The ArchivesSpace Governance Board
The purpose of the ArchivesSpace Governance Board is to advise LYRASIS, the ArchivesSpace organization home, on the ongoing development and support of ArchivesSpace, through the review and prioritization of the software development, technical infrastructure and user support roadmaps, and to meet the needs of a broad and diverse spectrum of archival institutions in a balanced and equitable manner.
The ArchivesSpace organization will be governed by an 11-member Governance Board, composed of five elected members, plus one member from each of the project partner institutions (NYU, UCSD, and UIUC) and one member from the LYRASIS management team. The ArchivesSpace Program Manager and one member of the LYRASIS Board will serve as ex officio members.
Eligibility to serve on the Board shall be restricted to paying members, in good standing. Board positions representing the ArchivesSpace membership categories will be elected by the membership in annual June elections.
For the first year, a special Nominating Committee will identify a slate of candidates for the membership categories to be represented on the Board. The Nominating Committee will consist of three members selected by the ArchivesSpace partners as representative of the membership, as well as a representative from each project partner to ensure consistency of the project’s vision. The Nominating Committee will be selected and begin their work prior to the beginning of membership.
Terms for the Board members are for two years, initially with staggered terms, renewable one time via re-election. Terms begin July 1 of each year and end June 30 of the appropriate year. After two terms, Board members may be elected to serve again following at least a one-year hiatus.
The Chair shall be elected by the Board. Other officers will be defined when necessary and also be elected by the Board. The Officers will also be responsible for delegating nominations and other functional activities that need to be performed by the Board.
Board business will be conducted through an annual in-person meeting and quarterly conference calls. Travel will be at each Board member’s expense.
Governance Board Roster
Systems & Digital Project Developer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Very Small membership level, first two-year term ending June 2017
Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Boston College
Large membership level, first two-year term ending June 2017
Gerald (Jay) Gaidmore
Marian and Alan McLeod Director of Special Collections, College of William & Mary
Medium membership level, second two-year term ending June 2017
Head of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Richmond
Small membership level, second two-year term ending June 2016
University Archivist, Harvard University
Very large membership level, second two-year term ending June 2016
The additional Governance Board members include:
Dean, Division of the Libraries at New York University
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego
John P. Wilkin
Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ex officio Governance Board members include:
Director of Collections and Community Supported Software
Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts -Amherst
LYRASIS Board of Trustees representative
ArchivesSpace Program Manager