Registration Costs and Deadlines

Registration for the BitCurator Users Forum 2018 is open through August 31st, 2018.

Member rate: $50
Student rate: $40
Non-member rate: $75

  • Registration fees include lunch, refreshments, and receptions.
  • Your registration is complete when payment is received in full.
  • Registration closes 10 days prior to the start of the event. We encourage you to register early.

Cancellation policy: Last day to cancel registration and receive a full refund is August 31st, 2018. Cancellations received after August 31st and no-shows to the event will be charged the full forum registration rate. All cancellation requests must be sent via email to

Let's Do This a Thon!

“Let’s-do-this-a-thon” sessions

Inspired by OpenCon’s Do-A-Thon, we are organizing activities on day one around this model of quickly forming small groups to start getting things done. We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics, problems/challenges, project ideas, workflow issues, theoretical musings, etc. These sessions do not have to be technical in nature, and could include topics such as:

  • Sharing best practices on description of born-digital materials
  • Outreach and advocacy
  • Training strategies for public services staff
  • Tools and scripts that you want to start building
  • Works-in-progress you’d like to get feedback on

We have created a listing of Let’s-do-this-a-thon sessions here and are encouraging people to sign up for existing sessions, and/or propose new sessions any time between now and the BitCurator Users Forum. We will also be providing a way for attendees to propose and form sessions on Day 1 of the forum.

This Code of Conduct applies to all forms of participation in the BitCurator Consortium community, including, but not limited to:

  • Messages sent to the BCC email list
  • Messages posted to the BCC Twitter feed and other social media outlets when representing the BCC or interacting with members of the BCC community
  • Participation as a member, officer, or community guest in BCC committees, the BCC Executive Council, and any other officially sanctioned or created governance or task groups
  • Participation as an organizer, speaker, vendor, or other attendee at the BitCurator Users Forum and other officially sanctioned BCC events (e.g. meet-ups)

For the purposes of this Code, a “community member” is any individual who is employed by a BCC member institution or who is otherwise acting in an official capacity on behalf of the BCC. A “guest” is any other individual besides a community member who participates in a BCC body, venue, or event, whether virtually or in person.

Standards of Conduct

The BitCurator Consortium is dedicated to creating a harassment-free community for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. The BCC will not tolerate harassment of—or by—members or guests of the community in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any BCC community venue, whether virtual or in person. Community members or guests violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the BCC Executive Council.

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual and or discriminatory images in physical or virtual public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Community members or guests asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a community member or guest engages in harassing behavior, the BCC Executive Council may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the BCC body, venue, or event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Preservation Communities Manager or a member of the BCC Executive Council immediately.

Immediately following any reported harassment, the Preservation Communities Manager or a BCC Executive Council Member will assist affected individuals in contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe to the extent possible. The Preservation Communities Manager or Executive Council Member will then report the incident to the BCC Executive Council, who will determine what further action may be necessary. A follow-up report will be made to individuals who report being harassed.

Code of Conduct inspired by the Digital Library Federation’s Code of Conduct and the Library Publishing Coalition Code of Conduct

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 6 – Lightning Talks

How reliable are our forensic tools? Working with born digital files requires the use of various tools, and there is an expectation that the software will perform as advertised. The tools do not always work properly, but problems are usually apparent in the form of … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 8 – Work Work Work Workflows

Communities of Practice: Building a Foundation for Born-Digital Processing When I arrived at UNC Wilson Special Collections Library in 2016, newly hired in a digital archivist role, I found that roles for born-digital processing work were complex and distributed. This led me to start thinking … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 9 – Nuts and Bolts of Digital Archives

A practical approach to working with proprietary file formats At The New York Public Library, archival collections increasingly contain proprietary file formats related to music and video editing, desktop publishing, and design and drafting software programs. This presentation will discuss approaches the Digital Archives Program … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 10 – Where Does Digital Forensics Fit in the Digital Curation Workflow

This panel will discuss the substantial findings and documentation produced in the first year of the OSSArcFlow project, a collaborative effort of the Educopia Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc. … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 1 – Nobody Puts Access in the Corner

At the DLF Forum 2017, members of the DLF Born-Digital Access Group held a working lunch and discussed issues related to preparing and providing access to born digital archival materials. Following that meeting, a subset of the group formed to create, as one of its … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 3 – Journalism and Digital Preservation

Several incidents in recent years have demonstrated the necessity of digital preservation in the media: the deletion of the Gothamist, DNAinfo, and LAist sites, and the battle for ownership of Gawker’s content have made it clear that, although journalists and information professionals are in agreement … Read more →

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