BitCurator Users Forum 2018

Living on the Edge: Extending Digital Forensics into New Sectors

September 13-14, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is very excited to announce that the 2018 BitCurator Users Forum will be held September 13-14, 2018, on the campus of BCC member University of California, Los Angeles. We are delighted to be hosting the BitCurator Users Forum on the west coast and look forward to organizing a stimulating and engaging event!

Please note that registration and attendance to the BitCurator Users Forum is open to all, including non-BCC members.

Location: Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

About the Forum
The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in (or considering) digital forensics work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials. As cultural heritage institutions borrow and adapt forensic techniques from criminal investigation, repurposing these context-specific forensic tools raises new questions and possibilities for engaging with born-digital materials. We want to hear your experiences and visions of how digital forensics affects your work. In previous BitCurator Users Forums we have focused on sharing strategies, approaches, and best practices for using digital forensics tools and methods within processing workflows in archives, libraries, and museums. While we still encourage proposals in these topic areas, this year we are seeking to expand the scope and discussions on digital forensics to new areas including, but not limited to personal digital archiving, digital humanities research, and data privacy. We particularly welcome participation from organizations and individuals working outside of academic and special collections libraries, as well as individuals working outside of the United States.

About the UCLA Library
The UCLA Library creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise, and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. We constantly evolve to advance UCLA’s research, education, and public service mission by empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover, access, create, share, and preserve knowledge. UCLA is located in LA's Westwood neighborhood, 10 miles from LAX and 16 miles from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. Summary information for travel to campus can be found here

Program Committee
Laura Alagna, Northwestern University
Matthew Farrell, Duke University
Sam Meister, Educopia Institute
Shira Peltzman, University of California, Los Angeles
Edson Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
Amy Wickner, University of Maryland, College Park