The BitCurator Consortium and the Digital Preservation Coalition’s Web Archiving & Preservation Working Group are hosting a community discussion on preservation of WARCs (the Web ARChive file format) on June 14 at 12pm ET | 4pm UTC. (See your local time for this event) The … Read more →
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association. The purpose of the BitCurator Consortium is to build a community of organizations that support practitioners responsible for the curation of born-digital materials, especially through the application of free and open-source tools.
Our organizational vision is to address the articulated needs of the BCC community—training, collaboration, research, software development, documentation, integration, code—while advocating for the expansion of digital forensics practice worldwide.
Become a member
Membership is open to libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions worldwide that seek a collaborative community within which they may explore and apply forensics approaches and solutions to their digital collections.
Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox to Hyper-V
Are you looking for an alternative to VirtualBox VM for BitCurator installation via virtual machine? The Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox VM to Hyper-V documentation provides instructions for installing BitCurator for use with Hyper-V. Hyper-V creates virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows. Many thanks to Shelly … Read more →
BitCurator Quickstart Guide
The Quickstart Guide includes detailed instructions to assist you in setting up the BitCurator virtual machine (and/or installing the environment on a dedicated host) and help you get started with common tools in the environment.
The BitCurator Wiki is the repository for community documentation on the BitCurator environment. It is maintained by the BCC Documentation & Training Committee.
We are thrilled to introduce four BitCurator Consortium Executive Council candidates! The BCC will elect four candidates to serve 2022-2024 terms. Sally DeBauche Bio Sally DeBauche is a Digital Archivist in the Department of Special Collections at Stanford Libraries. She is responsible for acquiring, processing, … Read more →
The BitCuratorEdu Project and the BitCurator Consortium are holding a series of free events for students and educators interested in digital curation and digital archives. The BitCurator Environment is a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help librarians and archivists … Read more →
Congratulations to the Documentation and Training Committee! Their incredible maintenance work on open documentation and guidance related to the open source BitCurator software and other tools within the BitCurator environment was recognized with one of the first ever Sustainability awards from the NDSA Excellence awards. … Read more →
The BitCurator Consortium is happy to welcome the University of Toronto and the University of Minnesota as our newest members! UTL is already using BitCurator in some of their workflows, particularly for processing born-digital institutional records. They have an active role in supporting and using … Read more →
Registration is Closing Soon! Registration for the BitCurator Users Forum 2021 closes October 1st, 2021! We are proud to offer registration for BitCurator Users Forum 2021 at a sliding scale starting at $0. New this year, we have introduced group rates: discounted rates for groups … Read more →
The BCC Membership Committee is excited to invite you to participate in the BCC Peer Mentorship Program! The goals for this new program are twofold: to orient people to the BCC, encouraging them to build relationships and get involved; and to facilitate professional mentorship around … Read more →
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) invites you to explore membership as an opportunity to engage with a growing group of dedicated, community-minded digital archives professionals! Initially founded in 2014 to build a strong community of practice for the Andrew W. Mellon-funded BitCurator projects, the BCC has … Read more →
The BitCurator Consortium was pleased to facilitate a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4). The recording is available below, along with a “transcript” (Airtable database) of the questions raised and answers shared. … Read more →
The BitCurator Consortium is happy to welcome Iowa State University as our newest member! ISU has been working to develop a holistic approach to digital curation, which makes them well-positioned to dive into work with our collaborative community. They are looking forward to having a … Read more →