Automated Processing of Disk Images and Directories in BitCurator

Tim Walsh | BitCurator Consortium

As a means to more efficiently process large-scale digital archives and with inspiration from Jess Whyte’s scripting work at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is developing a set of software tools for automating triage, SIP creation, and description of born-digital archives within BitCurator. These tools – collectively known as “CCA Tools” – create consistent SIPs packaged for Archivematica from digital files, directories, or disk images, and generate pre-populated description spreadsheets containing information such as extent and date statements and a scope and content note. This talk will discuss why BitCurator is an ideal environment for automated processing, give an introduction to the CCA Tools, and discuss potential use cases and next steps.

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Tim Walsh. (April 28, 2017). Automated Processing of Disk Images and Directories in BitCurator. BitCurator Consortium.