Technical Advisory Council


The Technical Advisory Council (TAC) "provide[s] technical guidance and encourage[s] an active community of developers" (Bylaws for Governance of ArchivesSpace).

The purpose of the Technical Advisory Council includes but is not limited to:
  • Provide overall technical guidance and liaise with the Core Committers group as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Users Advisory Council, receive, suggest, discuss, and vote on ideas for software enhancements and priorities.
  • Identify integration points for ArchivesSpace with other systems (e.g., digital asset management systems, patron and request management systems, etc.)
  • Provide guidance to users on existing migration pathways and identify new pathways as needed.
  • Provide ongoing updates to the technical documentation.
  • In collaboration with the Users Advisory Council, conduct user testing of the application prior to releases.


MemberInstitutionMembership LevelCurrent Term
Valerie Addonizio ( Systems, Inc.Registered Service ProviderJuly 2019-June 2021
Jared Campbell ( of California--DavisVery LargeJuly 2020-June 2022*
Alicia Detelich ( UniversityVery LargeJuly 2020-June 2022*
James Griffin III ( UniversityVery LargeJuly 2019-June 2021
Sarit Hand ( Corporate ArchivesSmallJuly 2019-June 2021
Maggie Hughes ( LibraryMediumJuly 2019-June 2021*
Randy Kuehn, Vice Chair ( of LouisvilleLargeJuly 2019-June 2021
Dave Mayo ( UniversityVery LargeJuly 2020-June 2022*

Andrew Morrison (

University of Oxford

Very LargeJuly 2020-June 2022
Dallas Pillen ( State UniversityVery LargeJuly 2019-June 2021*

Elizabeth Roke (

Emory University

Very LargeJuly 2020-June 2022
Kevin Schlottmann ( UniversityVery LargeJuly 2019-June 2021

Rachel Searcy (

New York University

Very LargeJuly 2020-June 2022
Trevor Thornton, Chair ( Carolina State UniversityVery LargeJuly 2019-June 2021*

Saron Tran (

University of Kansas

Very LargeJuly 2020-June 2022

* Indicates that a member has served a previous term on TAC.

Ex Officio members:

  • Brittany Newberry (Chair, User Advisory Council)
  • Kat Stefko (Governance Board)
  • Mark Cooper (ArchivesSpace development team)

Mid-term changes

  • Bria Parker (University of Maryland) resigned due to a job change