BitCuratorEdu Tool Inventory

Hannah Wang, Cal Lee | BitCuratorEdu Project


This is an inventory of tools in the BitCurator Environment. For each tool, the workflow step, the accepted input (disk image, directory of files, etc.), the type of user interface (GUI/CLI), links to available documentation, and the tool’s function are all listed. This inventory does not include every tool that comes packaged in the BitCurator environment (for example, there are many Linux commands that may aid in data triage or other digital curation activities, but they are too numerous to include). The inventory can serve as a quick reference for instructors who might wish to demonstrate tools in class or discuss how they might be used in different workflows.

The inventory is available for free download as a PDF or Google Sheets, below.

Learning object type

Instructor support

Learning objectives

This learning object might be used in a lesson to satisfy the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the appropriate tools to: safely acquire born-digital materials from storage media and other modes of transfer; assist in the appraisal of born-digital materials; scan for sensitive information in born-digital materials; and package born-digital materials for preservation and access.

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About this resource

This resource was released by the BitCuratorEdu project and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Most resources from the BitCuratorEdu project are intentionally left with basic formatting and without project branding. We encourage educators, practitioners, and students to adapt these materials as much as needed and share them widely.

The BitCuratorEdu project was an effort (2018-2022) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. This project was a partnership between Educopia Institute and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and several Masters-level programs in library and information science.

Google Sheets
Cite this resource:
Hannah Wang, Cal Lee. (May 27, 2022). BitCuratorEdu Tool Inventory. BitCuratorEdu Project.