BITC is a system for collecting interlinear texts and is especially designed for group collaboration. BITC is installed on a network server, and users access BITC through a web browser. This is ideal for group work, since, once the server is set up, practically anyone can get involved with the project without having to install special software. Also, everyone benefits from the texts collected by everyone else on the project because all work contributes to a shared dictionary. Using the Internet potentially enables geographically-dispersed researchers to collaborate with each other, too. Currently, BITC is ALPHA software, which means it is not for the faint-of-heart, mainly because installation may be difficult.