How to use IRC

There is a curatecamp IRC channel for folks who are interested in the curation of digital objects and data. The channel is a less formal and more interactive alternative to the Digital Curation mailing list for the discussion of code, projects, ideas, music, first computers, etc., etc..
  • Server: chat.freenode.net
  • Channel: #curatecamp

Stop by and say hello.


If you don't already have an IRC client, there are several options available at no cost.

  • Easiest: connect through the web at

    http://webchat.freenode.net/ Nickname: pick a name, Channels: #curatecamp

    Also useful if you can't install a client, or if IRC traffic is blocked on your network,

  • If you have Gaim or Trillian installed, they both provide IRC access.
  • If you use Firefox, the Chatzilla add-on is an option.

If you're unfamiliar with IRC, this brief introduction should help get you up to speed.


You can register your nickname with Freenode's NickServ service to keep using the same nickname. After you are registered, identify to NickServ. More details and the commands to use are listed at Freenode's FAQ:http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup. This will allow you more privileges, such as sending private messages to other registered users.


Finally, #curatecamp is a social and technical discussion channel. Keep in mind that the discussion isn't limited to library technologies, and can cover a lot of ground. This page can help explain how the channel works.


The channel is not publicly logged.