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Great Question! April 2021

The BitCurator Consortium is pleased to announce a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4). Register to attend. Great Question!, a staple of the BitCurator User Forum, is your chance to ask the … Read more →

BitCurator Users Forum 2021 – Call for Proposals

Brian Dietz

The BCC Program Committees invites proposals for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum, to be held virtually October 12-14, 2021. An international, community-led organization with 35 member institutions, the BCC promotes and supports the application of digital archives tools and practices in libraries, archives, museums, and … Read more →

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Iowa State University Joins the BCC

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 →

BCC Launches Recruitment for Software Development Committee

Jess Farrell

The BCC is excited to announce the call for recruitment for the Software Development Committee, which will provide input and guidance on the development of BitCurator software. Development and/or coding experience is *not* required! This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in learning more … Read more →

BCC Launches Python Study Group Pilot

Python Study Group

If you were able to attend the 2020 BitCurator User Forum, you may recall that participants expressed keen interest in the possibility of a study group to support archivists and digital preservation practitioners learning Python. This lively discussion emerged during the session “Jargon of/and pedagogy: … Read more →

BCC Executive Council Shares Inclusivity Statement

Brian Dietz

The BCC Executive Council is excited to announce the publication of an Inclusivity Statement, which we developed over the past several months in collaboration with BCC Committees and the Community Facilitator. This statement connects BCC’s goal to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming community where a … Read more →

Save the Date: BUF2021 Will Be the Week of October 11, 2021

Brian Dietz

The BCC Program Committee invites you to mark off the week of October 11, 2021 for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum. Due to the uncertainty of public health and travel budgets, and to make scheduling more direct for the Program Committee, like last year, the … Read more →

Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Joins the BCC

The BitCurator Consortium is happy to welcome several new members from the Smithsonian Institution! The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives joined us as members in 2018 and we are now pleased to welcome additional members from the Archive of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Workflows. Blue, black, white, and gray squares in mosaic pattern

New Member Benefit! Workflow Assessments

Hannah Wang

The BCC will be offering small-scale born-digital processing workflow assessments on a limited basis in 2021. This will be a member benefit for new and existing BCC members. These workflow assessments will consist of two one-hour sessions with the consultant, the Community Facilitator, and representatives … Read more →

BCC Releases Updated Code of Conduct

Jess Farrell

The BCC Code of Conduct Committee has released an updated Code of Conduct and reporting process just in time for the 2020 BitCurator Users Forum. If you are attending the Forum, please read the Code of Conduct prior to joining our virtual space. BCC Members … Read more →

BitCurator Users Forum Virtual Conference, October 13-16, 2020

Registration for the BitCurator Users Forum 2020 closes on October 2, 2020!

BitCurator Consortium

We are proud to offer registration for BUF20 at a sliding scale starting at $0.  This year’s Forum features four days of programming. Sessions will be non-concurrent (single-stream) and will run live starting at 11am ET. Each day will include a variety of opportunities for … Read more →

How We Use It Here: Webinars by, for, and about the BitCurator Community

Annalise Berdini

The BCC Membership Committee is excited to announce a new concept for ongoing training and education on digital curation tools and workflows: the How We Use it Here webinar series.

BitCurator Consortium Quarterly Newsletter

BitCurator Consortium Newsletter – Summer 2020

BitCurator Consortium

The latest issue of the BCC’s newsletter is now available! It includes: Updates from the BCC President Laura Alagna Program and registration information for the BitCurator Users Forum Official release of the new and improved BitCurator wiki Recording and notes from the July roundtable New … Read more →

You’re Invited: BCC+ERS mixer | Aug. 5th | 5-7pm CT

Jess Farrell

The BitCurator Consortium and the SAA Electronic Records Section invite digital curation practitioners and others who are curious to learn about the community to a mixer in conjunction with Archives*Records 2020. Drop in to talk to BitCurator users other and digital curation practitioners about born-digital … Read more →

Educopia Institute Releases Recording of OSSArcFlow Webinar

Educopia Institute

Educopia Institute is pleased to announce the release of the OSSArcFlow Resource Release Webinar. Last month, Educopia released the OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. The publication of the Guide marks the culmination of a three-year project (OSSArcFlow) to investigate, synchronize, and model a … Read more →

practice // values: situating digital forensics tools in archives. Featuring Snowden Becker, Monique Lassere, Keith Pendergrass, & Yvonne Ng. July 24, 2020. 2-3:30 pm ET.

Registration Now Open for the July 2020 BCC Roundtable!

BitCurator Consortium

Registration is now open for the July 2020 BCC roundtable: practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archives. The roundtable will take place on July 24, 2020 from 2:00-3:30pm ET over Zoom. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practice-values-situating-digital-forensics-tools-in-archives-tickets-109992887688 Registration is required for this event, but it … Read more →

Educopia Institute Releases OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows and Three Video Learning Modules

Educopia Institute

Educopia Institute is delighted to announce the release of the OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. The Guide aims to make the daunting task of selecting, implementing, and refining born-digital archiving workflows more achievable. It was authored by Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post as … Read more →

BitCurator Users Forum Virtual Conference, October 13-16, 2020

BitCurator Users Forum 2020 – Moving to Virtual

BitCurator Consortium

The BitCurator Users Forum Program Committee has decided to move the 2020 BitCurator Users Forum to a virtual conference format, which will take place on October 13-16, 2020. The committee took many factors into account in making this decision, including public health advisories, decisions other … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Executive Council. Photos of Lauren Work, Kelly Bolding, and Matthew Farrell

BCC Executive Council Election Results

Jess Farrell

The votes are in and it’s my pleasure to announce the results of the BitCurator Consortium Executive Council election: Welcome to our newest Executive Council members, Lauren Work from the University of Virginia and Kelly Bolding from Princeton University. The Council is excited for the … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Quarterly Newsletter

BitCurator Consortium Newsletter – Spring 2020

BitCurator Consortium

The latest issue of the BCC’s newsletter is now available! It includes: Updates from the BCC President Laura Alagna BitCurator Users Forum Call for Proposals Executive Council Nominations Upcoming roundtable Resources Roundup Updates from the BitCuratorEdu project

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