Session 1

The Interconnectedness of All Things St John Karp, Pratt Institute It is in the nature of documents to be interrelated. The traditional finding aid presents documents in a flat or hierarchical structure, but documents’ true nature is a web of interconnected relationships. An archivist working … Read more →

Session 7

Enhancing Use of Born-Digital Collections Using ARCH Karl Blumenthal and Sarah Beth Seymore – Internet Archive Understanding how cultural heritage practitioners can utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance access to born-digital collections is a massive barrier to exploratory investigation of AI/ML tools and … Read more →

Session 6

Facing Climate Realities: Digital Curation and Climate Change Sibyl Schaefer, UC San Diego The world is warming at an unprecedented speed and no one is putting on the brakes. A large reason for this is the entanglement of fossil fuel production and our financial systems. … Read more →

Session 5

The Relational Possibilities Data Art Project: Remixing, Decolonizing, and Connecting Digital Community Archives and Data Science Dana Reijerkerk, LEADING Fellowship, Drexel University and Temple University Libraries kYmberly Keeton, PhD Candidate, University of North Texas This talk explores the relational possibilities between art, data science, generative … Read more →

Session 3 – Lightning Talks

New Archivist at Work: Developing a Digital Preservation Program Doreen Dixon, Drake University There is always an adjustment period when starting a new job and learning new skills. Managing the learning curve associated with this adjustment period might include activities such as finding support, asking … Read more →

Session 4

Tool Assessment and Selection: The DANNNG Tool Selection Factors in Action Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, University of Calgary; Keith Pendergrass, Harvard Business School; Farrell, Duke University Libraries While digital archives practitioners often chose between a prescriptive set of software tools for their … Read more →

Session 2

Digital Archiving in the BitCurator Era: Perspectives from SILS Alumni Brenna Edwards, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; Hyeeyoung Kim, Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin; Hannah Wang, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; David Tenenholtz, The … Read more →

BitCurator Forum 2024

The BitCurator Forum brings together representatives of all levels of experience from libraries, archives, museums, and related professions engaged in (or considering) digital archives work. The Forum will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics, curation, and related digital analysis workflows. There will … Read more →

BitCurator Forum 2023

The BitCurator Forum brings together representatives of all levels of experience from libraries, archives, museums, and related professions engaged in (or considering) digital archives work. The Forum will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics, curation, and related digital analysis workflows. There will … Read more →

Session 3

Exploring “Good Enough:” Using the NDSA Levels of Preservation to Establish a Shared Standard Brenna Edwards, Hyeeyoung Kim, and Christy Toms, University of Texas Austin The University of Texas at Austin Digital Preservation Group (UT DigiPres) formed a new working group in September 2022 to … Read more →

Workshop 4: BitCurator Environment Updates 2023

BCC Software Development Committee The BitCurator Environment (BCE) began as an effort “to develop a system for collecting professionals that incorporates the functionality of many digital forensics tools,” and grew with the support of the members of the BitCurator Consortium (BCC). The independent, member-led community … Read more →

Session 2

Implementing Privacy Reviews in Digital Archival Collections Annie Schweikert and Victor Aguilar III, Stanford Libraries Stanford Libraries’ digital collections contain personally identifiable information and other forms of high-risk data, such as student, medical, and otherwise sensitive records. Archives staff must abide by archival ethics, state … Read more →

Session 1

Qiwi: Building a New Open Source App for Archivists Ethan Gates, Yale University Library At BUF 2021, I presented a lightning talk on potential archival and curation uses for QEMU, an open source emulator. As a follow up, I will present Qiwi (, a graphical … Read more →

Workshop 3: Building a new skill takes time and directed effort: a practice plan for learning the command line

This workshop will not be recorded Workshop registration limit: 30 participants Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Farrell, Matthew, Duke University Libraries; Brian Dietz, NC State University Libraries There is a lot of value in learning to work at the command line: it can be more … Read more →

Workshop 2: Introduction to Using the Command Line in your BitCurator environment

Workshop registration limit: 30 participants Jessica Whyte, University of Toronto, with help from Andy Foster, Monique Lassere, Ken Lui, and Tessa Walsh  This workshop is a gentle introduction to the command-line environment, but with a BitCurator slant. The topics we’ll cover are: Knowing your environment … Read more →

Workshop 1: THE BITS IN THE BYTES: Understanding File Format Identification

Workshop registration limit: 30 participants Andrea Hricíková, Francesca Mackenzie, Andrey Kotov, and Kathryn Phelps, The UK National Archives During this workshop, attendees will gain hands-on experience in file format analysis and understand why this can be helpful during the day-to-day. Alongside this it will provide … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar

Register for the BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar on June 21 at 12pm ET! (click here for your local time) Join Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, Katherine Skinner, and Hannah Wang from the BitCuratorEdu project to learn about digital curation educational resources created over the course of … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Workshops and Conference Presentations

BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar Jess Farrell (Co-PI), Cal Lee (PI), Hannah Wang (Project Manager) | June 21, 2022 What Does It Take to Teach Born-Digital Archiving and Digital Forensics? Hannah Wang (Project Manager) and Katherine Skinner (Co-PI) | Digital Preservation | National Digital Stewardship Alliance … Read more →

WARC Preservation Community Discussion with the Digital Preservation Coalition

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 →

BCC Students & New Professionals Coffee Hour

(click here for your local time) The Students & New Professionals Coffee Hour, a collaboration between the BitCurator Consortium and the BitCuratorEdu Project, will be open to students and new professionals who are not members of the BitCurator Consortium, as well as BCC members. At … Read more →

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