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BitCurator Consortium Newsletter – Autumn 2021

The latest issue of the BCC’s newsletter is now available! It includes: Updates from the BCC President Lauren Work Recordings & resources from the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum Committee recruitment New BCC members Updates from the BitCuratorEdu projects

BCC Documentation & Training Committee wins NDSA Excellence Award for Sustainability

Congratulations to the Documentation and Training Committee! Their incredible maintenance work on open documentation and guidance related to the open source BitCurator software and other tools within the BitCurator environment was recognized with one of the first ever Sustainability awards from the NDSA Excellence awards. … Read more →

Call for Volunteers: BitCurator Consortium Groups

Jess Farrell, Caitlin Perry

Update: Group Recruitment has been extended until January 31, 2022! The BitCurator Consortium is recruiting volunteers for all groups. Recruitment is open until the end of 2021, and fun onboarding activities will occur in each group early in 2022. Anyone may express interest by filling … Read more →

Call for Volunteers: BCC Educators Membership Working Group

BitCuratorEdu Project

The BitCurator Consortium and the BitCuratorEdu project are seeking up to 10 volunteers to serve on an Educators Membership Working Group from December 2021 to June 2022. The BitCurator Consortium Educators Membership Working Group will pilot and evaluate the feasibility of a BCC Educators Membership … Read more →

The University of Toronto and University of Minnesota Libraries Join the BCC

BCC Membership Committee

The BitCurator Consortium is happy to welcome the University of Toronto and the University of Minnesota as our newest members! UTL is already using BitCurator in some of their workflows, particularly for processing born-digital institutional records. They have an active role in supporting and using … Read more →

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BUF2021 Registration Closes October 1st!

BCC Program Committee

Registration is Closing Soon! Registration for the  BitCurator Users Forum 2021 closes October 1st, 2021! We are proud to offer registration for BitCurator Users Forum 2021 at a sliding scale starting at $0. New this year, we have introduced group rates: discounted rates for groups … Read more →

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BUF2021 Registration is Open!

BCC Program Committee

The BCC Program Committee is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum and Educators’ Summit! Registration Now Open! We are proud to offer registration for BitCurator Users Forum 2021 at a sliding scale starting at $0. New this year, … Read more →

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BitCurator Users Forum 2021 – Preliminary Program Now Available

Margo Padilla, Lourdes Johnson

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program is now available for the BitCurator Users Forum 2021. The Forum will be held virtually October 12-14, 2021. Each day will include workshops, lightning talks, and themed sessions on starting from scratch, iteration and … Read more →

BitcuratorEdu Educators' Summit

Save the Date: 2021 BitCurator Educators’ Summit

Hannah Wang

The BitCuratorEdu team in collaboration with the BitCurator Consortium is excited to announce a virtual symposium following the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum! The BitCuratorEdu Educators’ Summit will bring together digital curation practitioners, peer trainers, and graduate students with library and information science instructors from both … Read more →

BCC Executive Council Election Results 2021-2022

Jess Farrell

The votes are in from the BitCurator Consortium 2021-2022 annual election! Charter Amendments All proposed charter amendments were unanimously approved. Please see our updated charter here: https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/bitcurator-consortium-charter/ Executive Council Welcome to our newest Executive Council members, George Apodaca Collett from the Smithsonian Institution Archives of … Read more →

2021-2022 BCC Peer Mentorship Program

The BCC Membership Committee is excited to invite you to participate in the BCC Peer Mentorship Program! The goals for this new program are twofold: to orient people to the BCC, encouraging them to build relationships and get involved; and to facilitate professional mentorship around … Read more →

BCC Executive Council Elections Candidates 2021

Jess Farrell

We are thrilled to introduce three BitCurator Consortium Executive Council candidates! In May 2021, the BCC will elect three candidates to serve 2021-2023 terms. George Apodaca Bio George Apodaca is currently the Digital Archivist/Digital Asset Manager at the Archives of American Art — a research … Read more →

Become a member of the BitCurator Consortium today!

BCC Membership Committee

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) invites you to explore membership as an opportunity to engage with a growing group of dedicated, community-minded digital archives professionals! Initially founded in 2014 to build a strong community of practice for the Andrew W. Mellon-funded BitCurator projects, the BCC has … Read more →

Great Question! April 2021

BCC Membership Committee

The BitCurator Consortium was pleased to facilitate a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4). The recording is available below, along with a “transcript” (Airtable database) of the questions raised and answers shared. … Read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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