The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that serves as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. Its purpose is to support curation of born-digital materials through the application of open-source digital forensics tools by institutions responsible for such materials.
The BitCurator project (2011-2014), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has developed, packaged and documented open-source digital forensics tools to allow libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to extract digital materials from removable media in ways that reflect the metadata and ensure the integrity of the materials, allowing users to make sense of materials and understand their context, and preventing inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data. The BitCurator project has also engaged with interested professionals, through conferences, specialized events, online interactions, and site visits. Together, these tools and relationships provide a strong foundation upon which the BitCurator Consortium now builds.
Governance decisions will be driven by BitCurator Consortium members, which will include an Executive Council along with targeted committees.
Current member institutions include:
- Duke University (Charter)
- Harvard University (Charter)
- Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, The University of Maryland (Charter)
- New York University (Charter)
- School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Charter)
- Princeton University (Charter)
- Stanford University (Charter)
- University of Maryland Libraries (Charter)
- Northwestern University (General)
- Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission (General)
- University of Colorado Boulder (General)
- Yale University (General)
To learn more about consortium membership, please visit our Membership page.