Resources

BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar Recording

Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, and Hannah Wang from the BitCuratorEdu project discuss digital curation educational resources created over the course of the project, including the BitCurator Guide for Educators. The project team discusses these resources, how they can be used and adapted, and future directions … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy and Learning Objectives

Hannah Wang

BitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy Statement This statement was created by the BitCuratorEdu project and partners to direct our research and development of learning objects: Digital curation is a broad, interdisciplinary field of scholarship and practice, which includes, among other areas, the application of digital forensics tools … Read more →

Building an Anti-Racist Digital Curation Curriculum Workshop: Facilitators’ Guide

Jessica Farrell, Grace Muñoz, Ricky Punzalan, Hannah Wang

Description This one-hour workshop is a first step for groups of people who want to work in community with each other to include material in their teaching that mitigates harm based on race in collections. It is intended to celebrate the perspectives of practitioner peer … Read more →

Visual Workflow Diagram Translation Exercise

Hannah Wang

Description This is an exercise that asks students to take a visual diagram of a born-digital archiving workflow and translate the visual elements into text-based narrative, using a tabular description template. This lesson uses and adapts deliverables from the OSSArcFlow project (IMLS, 2017-2020). The exercise … Read more →

BitCurator Guide for Educators

Hannah Wang, Jessica Farrell, Christopher A. Lee, Katherine Skinner

Description The BitCurator Guide for Educators is designed to provide instructors with advice, ideas, and materials to support their inclusion of digital forensics concepts, tools, and methods into courses related to the curation of born-digital materials. This Guide is intentionally geared to a broad spectrum … Read more →

Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Part 1. The questions can also be used for discussion accompanying a live demonstration, a guided hands-on exercise, or independent exploration of the BitCurator Environment. … Read more →

Using fiwalk to Generate Filesystem Metadata: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Using fiwalk to Generate Filesystem Metadata. The questions can also be used for discussion accompanying a live demonstration, a guided hands-on exercise, or independent exploration of the BitCurator Environment. The … Read more →

Safely Mounting Drives: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Safely Mounting Devices. The questions can also be used for discussion accompanying a live demonstration, a guided hands-on exercise, or independent exploration of the BitCurator Environment. The discussion questions and … Read more →

Digital Curation Pre-Class Survey

Grant Hurley

Description This survey can be used to gather information about students’ access to technology prior to teaching technology-based lessons. This information can be used to tailor hands-on exercises that may require a specific technology setup (e.g., a Windows operating system or a computer with 8GB … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Bibliography

Hannah Wang, Cal Lee

Description This is a developing bibliography of readings in digital curation and digital forensics. The bibliography can be accessed via Zotero, below. Learning object type Bibliography More learning objects View all BitCuratorEdu Learning Objects About this resource This resource was released by the BitCuratorEdu project … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Tool Inventory

Hannah Wang, Cal Lee

Description 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 … Read more →

BCC Digital Forensics Sample Data

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This GitHub repository contains sample data originally collected or created for Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class in 2021. The data can be used on its own for testing, teaching, and learning, or it can be used in conjunction with … Read more →

Advanced Digital Forensics Slides

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description These are the slides from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s “Advanced Digital Forensics” SAA class. There are a number of hands-on exercises included. The sample data referenced in these slides is available here: https://github.com/BitCurator/bcc-dfa-sample-data/ The exercise is available for free download as a PDF … Read more →

Windows Artifacts Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise introduces students to forensic artifacts produced by Windows operating systems and tools to analyze them. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The sample data referenced in these slides is available here: https://github.com/BitCurator/bcc-dfa-sample-data/ … Read more →

PRONOM, Siegfried, and Brunnhilde Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to tools for file format analysis, including PRONOM, Siegfried, and Brunnhilde. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee’s SAA “Advanced Digital … Read more →

National Software Reference Library (NSRL) Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to the National Software Reference Library and the NSRL Lookup command line tool. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The exercise is available for free download as … Read more →

File System Attributes Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students file systems and interpreting file system attributes. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The sample data referenced in these slides is available here: https://github.com/BitCurator/bcc-dfa-sample-data/ The exercise is … Read more →

Extracting Data from Office Documents Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to methods for extracting hidden data from Microsoft Office files. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The sample data referenced in these slides is available here: https://github.com/BitCurator/bcc-dfa-sample-data/ … Read more →

Exiftool Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This exercise is meant to introduce students to EXIF metadata and give them hands-on experience using Exiftool in the BitCurator environment. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The exercise is available for free download as … Read more →

Disk Images Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This exercise is meant to introduce students to disk images give them hands-on experience viewing the contents of disk images. These slides are excerpted from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital Forensics” class. The sample data referenced in these slides is available … Read more →

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