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The 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.BCC achieves its mission through the following activities:
  • Building a relationship network among archivists, curators, and librarians charged with preserving digital content
  • Hosting an annual forum
  • Compiling documentation and scripts
  • Conducting new research in digital forensics that addresses specific, practical member concerns
  • Developing advocacy and awareness materials and programs that articulate the unique value of digital forensics
  • Providing training and learning opportunities for professionals and students to develop needed skills and competencies
  • Gathering statistics that track trends, needs, and developments in digital forensics
  • Exploring collective arrangements that allow libraries, archives, and museums to negotiate effectively with key vendors…”

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