The BitCurator environment is a Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution geared towards the needs of archivists and librarians.

It includes a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help collecting institutions process born-digital materials. BitCurator supports positive digital preservation outcomes using software and practices adopted from the digital forensics community. The BitCurator Consortium provides ongoing support for the development and usage of the BitCurator environment.

Here are some ways to engage with the BCC and the BitCurator documentation maintained by the community:

  1. Read the BitCurator Quickstart Guide to get up to speed on installing and using BitCurator
  2. Check out the BitCurator Wiki for full community documentation on the BitCurator environment
  3. Find community-contributed workflows, documentation, presentations, and case studies on the Resources page
  4. Attend a BitCurator Users Forum to engage with other users of the BitCurator environment – you don’t need to be a BCC member to attend!

Additionally, the resources below may be of interest to BitCurator users.

BitCurator Consortium Documentation

BitCurator Users Forum 2020 Shared Links

Brian Dietz

Looking for a link shared in the chat during a BitCurator Users Forum 2020 session? Follow the link below to see all of the resources shared in the chat over the 4-day Forum.

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

The Other BCC: Appraising and Processing Email

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Once libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) have established general processes for born-digital materials, they are often confronted with challenges associated with specific file types. The BitCurator environment has long included tools for handling specific data types, including readpst for email stored in PST format. However, … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 5: Imaging

Laura Alagna, Alex Chassanoff, Dianne Dietrich, Brian Dietz, farrell, Alex Nelson, Shira Peltzman, Paige Walker, Tori Maches

Talk One: To Image or Not to Image: Implementing a staggered transition to logical capture by default (1:30) Tori Maches While creating disk images is best practice for physical storage media, this is not always practical. Disk images represent an increased storage and time commitment … Read more →

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