Registration Open for BitCurator Users Forum 2015

Posting Date: 
01 December 2014

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is pleased to announce the inaugural BitCurator Users Forum will be held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on January 9, 2015. The hands-on event will focus on current use and future development of the BitCurator digital software environment. The Forum will wrestle with common challenges through four panel discussions:

  • Choosing a Disk Image Format: Erika Farr (Emory University), Euan Cochrane (Yale University), Brian Dietz (North Carolina State University)
  • Workflow Exchanges: Matthew Farrell (Duke University), Walker Sampson (University of Colorado, Boulder), Kari Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Integrations and Future Work: Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC), Kam Woods (UNC), Zach Vowell (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), Brad Westbrook (LYRASIS)
  • The BitCurator Community: Katherine Skinner (Educopia Institute), Alex Chassanoff (University of North Carolina), Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina), Kam Woods (University of North Carolina)

Registration Information

The BitCurator Users Forum 2015 will be held in Pleasant's Room of the Wilson Library in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 8 AM to 4:15 PM. Registration costs are as follows:

  • General - $30
  • Student - $15
  • BitCurator Consortium Member - Free

Full details including a program and recommended accommodations are available at the event website.

About the BitCurator Consortium

The BitCurator Consortium is an independent, community-led membership association founded in 2014. It serves as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. It is a continuation of BitCurator project (2011-2014) funded by the Mellon Foundation and led by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

About the Educopia Institute

The Educopia Institute’s mission is to build networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Since its founding in 2006, Educopia has fostered and hosted communities such as the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Library Publishing Coalition, and the BitCurator Consortium. Educopia also pursues research in the areas of digital preservation, scholarly communication, and continuing education. Recent notable projects include the Nexus project on leadership education and the ETDplus project on curating complex thesis and dissertation data.