Your active engagement in the BCC enables you to stay on the forefront of born-digital curation practice and to benefit from the research, documentation, code, and training materials produced by this community.

When you join the BitCurator Consortium (BCC), your membership dollars directly support the ongoing development of the BitCurator software environment and the BitCurator user community.

Additional benefits include:

  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to serve on the BCC executive council and committees
  • Community engagement and networking
  • Dedicated educational offerings
  • Prioritization in future enhancement requests
  • Service opportunities
  • Professional development and training
  • Subscription to a dedicated BCC member mailing list
  • Special rates for BCC events, including the annual BitCurator Forum

For Developers

The BitCurator Consortium is seeking volunteers to join us in our development efforts! Anyone, regardless of membership status in the BCC, can contribute to the critical software sustainability needs of the digital archives community.

We are looking for developers at all levels of experience who can help us:

  • Contribute user stories about how you would like the BitCurator tools to work
  • Create specifications for new system tools or functionality
  • Review suggested code enhancements
  • Test and configure third-party tools for incorporation into the BitCurator environment
  • Perform code fixes or enhancement to core functionalities
  • Create and document scripts to complement or enhance existing software

For all volunteers, we will provide:

  • Web-based orientation and training sessions to familiarize you with the environment
  • Mentorship and expertise from leading practitioners and developers

You will gain:

  • Experience with the BitCurator environment, BitCurator Access, and other digital forensics software programs
  • The benefit of contributing code to a growing open-source software community
  • Credit and recognition for your contributions

If you’re not a developer but still want to participate, let us know! We will help you to find a way to contribute to the BitCurator Consortium.

Interested in joining us or have further questions? Contact us!


Fees & Agreement

General member dues are $2,000 (US) per institution per year. These fees are established and reviewed by the BCC’s executive council.

The Consortium is currently piloting a group membership model priced at $1,000 per institution per consortium or similar approved group of organizations. To discuss a potential consortial or group membership, contact us.

Download BCC Membership Agreement

If you have any questions about membership or wish to join, please contact us.

Become a member

Membership is open to libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions worldwide that seek a collaborative community within which they may explore and apply forensics approaches and solutions to their digital collections.

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