The 2021 BitCurator Users Forum will be held virtually October 12-14, 2021.
An international, community-led organization with 35 member institutions, the BCC promotes and supports the application of digital archives tools and practices in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations. In previous years, the BitCurator Users Forum has focused on sharing strategies, approaches, and best practices for using digital archives tools and methods within processing workflows in archives, libraries, and museums. While we still encourage proposals in these topic areas, we also invite community members to explore themes that focus on areas such as starting from scratch, iteration and scalability, implementing “good enough” practices, issues pertaining to access and discovery, and hearing from intersecting perspectives and new voices. The Program Committee welcomes participation from organizations and individuals working outside of academic and special collections libraries, members from BIPOC communities, students, and new professionals.
The BitCurator Users Forum is open to all. You do not need to be a BCC member or user to submit a proposal and/or attend the event. Please note that, like last year, this year’s registration rates will include a $0 option. We will also consider waiving registration fees for speakers.
About the BitCurator Users Forum
The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in or considering digital archival work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials. The two-day forum will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital archiving and related digital analysis workflows with hands-on activities for users at all levels of experience with digital archival methods in general, including the BitCurator environment, and other tools for use in digital analysis and curation.
The BitCurator Users Forum is organized by the BCC’s Program Committee:
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, UCI Libraries, Leadership Team
Brian Dietz, NC State University Libraries, Leadership Team
Lourdes Johnson, SJSU iSchool 2019 Graduate, Leadership Team
Shira Peltzman, UCLA Libraries, Leadership Team
David Cirella, Yale University Libraries
Elizabeth Dunham, Arizona State University
Jessica Farrell, Educopia Institute
Wendy Hagenmaier, Georgia Tech
Mary Jackson, NYU MIAP 2020 Graduate
Monique Lassere, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Thandokazi Maceba, UCT Libraries, University of Cape Town
Margo Padilla, New-York Historical Society
Caitlin Perry, Educopia Institute
Kelly Phillips, Northern Arizona University
Alice Prael, Yale University Libraries