Students need hands-on learning experiences to prepare them for a career in digital curation.

The BitCurator environment is free to download and use, is widely adopted in archives and born-digital curation programs across the United States, and has been adopted in Canadian and Australian repositories as well. Whether you are teaching yourself how to configure and use BitCurator to prepare for a job interview, or trying to get it up and running for a class project, the BCC has resources to help.

The BCC’s current affiliated grant project, BitCuratorEdu, seeks to address some of the gaps in teaching and learning with BitCurator. If you are a student who would like to share your experience learning BitCurator, please contact

Students are also welcome to join a BCC committee! Head over to the Get Involved page to see which committees are recruiting and who to contact.

Additionally, the resources below may be of interest to students.

BitCurator Consortium Documentation

BitCurator Users Forum 2020 Shared Links

Brian Dietz

Looking for a link shared in the chat during a BitCurator Users Forum 2020 session? Follow the link below to see all of the resources shared in the chat over the 4-day Forum.

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

The Other BCC: Appraising and Processing Email

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Once libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) have established general processes for born-digital materials, they are often confronted with challenges associated with specific file types. The BitCurator environment has long included tools for handling specific data types, including readpst for email stored in PST format. However, … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 5: Imaging

Laura Alagna, Alex Chassanoff, Dianne Dietrich, Brian Dietz, farrell, Alex Nelson, Shira Peltzman, Paige Walker, Tori Maches

Talk One: To Image or Not to Image: Implementing a staggered transition to logical capture by default (1:30) Tori Maches While creating disk images is best practice for physical storage media, this is not always practical. Disk images represent an increased storage and time commitment … Read more →

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