BitCurator Consortium

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.Governance decisions are driven by the community and are enacted through its Executive Council, which includes seven member institution representatives.Read the BitCurator Consortium Governance document.
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Current member institutions include:

  • British Library (Charter)
  • Duke University (Charter)
  • Emory University (Charter)
  • Harvard University (Charter)
  • Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, The University of Maryland (Charter)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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)
  • University of Virginia (Charter)
  • McMaster University (General)
  • Northwestern University (General)
  • Pennsylvania State University (General)
  • Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission (General)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (General)
  • University of Manchester (General)
  • Yale University (General)

History
The BitCurator Consortium has emerged out of the BitCurator projects (2011-2016), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These projects have 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 projects have also engaged with interested professionals, through conferences, specialized events, online interactions, and site visits.