BCC receives the 2023 SAA Distinguished Service Award

We are proud to announce that BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award recognizes an archives institution, education program, nonprofit organization, or government organization that has given outstanding service to its public and has made an exemplary contribution to the archives profession. What an honor!

a trophy and confetti with the text "congrats! Bitcurator Consortium 2023 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award" and the Society of American Archivists logo

Since our founding in 2014, BCC has been working to support organizations working with born-digital materials with training, collaboration, research, software development, documentation, integration, and code — while also advocating for the expansion of digital forensics practice worldwide. As a consortium dedicated to supporting our community it is very rewarding to be recognized for this work. The SAA Awards Committee noted our “impressive impact in building a practitioner-led learning community that offers practical support for sustainable digital curation”. More information about the 2023 Distinguished Service award, including more kind words about BCC from our peers and community members, can be found on SAA’s website.

BCC community facilitator Jessica Farrell, and BCC President-Elect Elena Colón-Marrero were in person at the hybrid SAA conference ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2023 last week to receive the award. Congratulations also to this year’s other award recipients — we’re in such good company!

photograph of Jessica Farrell and Elena Colón-Marrero at the event
Jessica Farrell (left) and Elena Colón-Marrero (right). Photograph by BCC member Jesse Johnston.