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BitCurator User Forum 2017

27th Apr 2017 - 28th Apr 2017

Join BitCurator users from around the globe as we discuss how we are using the BitCurator software environment. Hosted by the BitCurator Consortium (BCC), this event will be grounded in the practical, real-world experiences of digital archivists and digital curation experts. Come prepared to discuss your current challenges, share emerging BitCurator integrations and workflows, and address the “now what” of handling your digital forensics outputs.

About the Forum

The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in (or considering) digital forensics work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials. The 2017 forum will be expanded to two days providing even more opportunities for community members and users to engage and learn from each other. It will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics and related digital analysis workflows with hands-on activities for users at all levels of experience with the BitCurator environment, digital forensics methods in general, and other tools for used in digital analysis and curation.

Preliminary Program Live!

We are happy to announce that the preliminary program is now available on the BitCurator Consortium website.

The first day of the Forum will consist of two workshop tracks focusing on digital forensics and the BitCurator software environment for both novices and advanced users.

The first track, Testing the BitCurator Waters, is aimed at exposing novice users to the environment in order to ensure that all attendees will have common reference points for the activities on day two.

The second advanced track, Diving Deep with BitCurator, will feature discussions and problem-solving sessions around desired functionality, as well as workflow breakdowns and their potential solutions.

For day two, The Program Committee is finalizing presentations on developments in software, discussions of workflows and documentation, the state of digital forensics in academic libraries and archives, as well as a panel discussion about the ethical implications of forensic analysis. There will also be dedicated sessions for lightning talks and birds of feather breakout group style discussions.

Register for the 2017 BitCurator Users Forum here: https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/registration

Deadline for Proposing Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Discussions Extended

Speaking of Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Discussions, the Program Committee has extended the deadline for proposals for these until March 28, 2017. Both are intended to be more informal than traditional panels, and are meant to update the audience or provoke a discussion amongst fellow practitioners. If you have a project you have been working on, a kernel of an idea you’d like to get feedback on, or anything beyond and in-between please submit your proposals for either a lightning talk or birds-of-a-feather discussion here.

Sponsorship information

Finally, the Program Committee would like to thank our initial sponsors, Digital Intelligence and Digital Library Federation, whose generous support has helped to make the expanded 2017 BitCurator Users Forum possible. We are still seeking additional sponsors for the event, so if you are interested and would like to learn more please visit the Sponsorship section of the website.

BitCurator Consortium and Open Preservation Foundation membership discount opportunity

For one year, BCC members are eligible for a 10% discount on OPF membership fees, and OPF members can take advantage of a 10% discount on BCC members fees. Find out more.


27th Apr 2017
28th Apr 2017


BitCurator Consortium