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BitCurator Consortium Documentation

Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox to Hyper-V

Shelly Black and BCC Documentation & Training Committee

Are you looking for an alternative to VirtualBox VM for BitCurator installation via virtual machine? The Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox VM to Hyper-V documentation provides instructions for installing BitCurator for use with Hyper-V. Hyper-V creates virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows. Many thanks to Shelly … Read more →

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Python Study Group Motivation and Goals

Python Study Group

As Jane Austen once wrote, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that scripting and coding skills have the potential to create efficiencies and improvements in all kinds of digital archives and digital preservation workflows.” Or at least she might have if she were an archivist … Read more →

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Opening Remarks, October 16, 2020

Laura Alagna

Opening Remarks, October 16, 2020

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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Closing Remarks, October 16, 2020

Laura Alagna

Opening Remarks, October 16, 2020

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 →

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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.

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Opening Remarks, October 15, 2020

Shira Peltzman

Opening Remarks, October 15, 2020

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Session 4: Access

Carolina Quezada Meneses, Joe Carrano, Kate Dundon, Jess Waggoner

Talk One: Providing Access to the Christine Tamblyn’s Interactive Digital Artworks: A Case Study (00:00:00) Carolina Quezada Meneses As part of my MLIS program internship this year at the UC Irvine Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SCA), I helped provide access to the interactive digital … Read more →

Great Question

Joe Carrano

Open session where people can ask questions to the entire audience anonymously. Anything goes! These could be questions related to workflows, policies, things you are struggling with, something you’d like some community advice or guidance about.

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BitCurator-EaaSI Hackathon

Ethan Gates, Hannah Wang

Extensive professional work has gone into using and documenting forensic tools for bit-for-bit preservation of born-digital materials. Less thoroughly documented are practical strategies for how, once legacy material has been made physically and intellectually stable, to make it accessible. The EaaSI project has worked to … Read more →

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Opening Remarks, October 14, 2020

Brian Dietz

Opening Remarks, October 14, 2020

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Session 3: BitCurator

Arjun Sabharwal, Alison Rhonemus, Hannah Wang

Talk One: BitCurator Environments in Archives: Collaboration Architectures and Workflow for Digital Preservation (00:01:40) Arjun Sabharwal The demand for digital preservation has reached a new milestone with the growth of born-digital records. However, many public institutions and private organizations have not completely grasped the enormity … Read more →

Cultivating skillsets for collaborative digital preservation proejcts (Workshop)

Lauren Work, Laura Alagna

Lauren Work and Laura Alagna Archiving and preserving digital content are inherently collaborative and rely on many different partners joining forces to ensure success. This workshop will focus on helping attendees develop and expand collaborative skills that will be useful in engaging with colleagues on … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Opening Remarks, October 13, 2020

Laura Alagna, Brian Dietz, Jess Farrell, and Shira Peltzman

Opening Remarks, October 13, 2020

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 1: Scalability and Automation

David Cirella, Grete Graf, Lynn Moulton, Joanna White

Talk 1: Scalability, automation and open source tools at the British Film Institute (00:01:53) Joanna White The British Film Institute’s (BFI) National Archive recently started a preservation project to convert 3PB of DPX film scans into FFv1 Matroska video files using automation scripts written by … Read more →

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Session 2: New Horizons

Elizabeth England, David Underdown, Hannah Merwood, and Alex Green

Talk One: DiAGRAM – the Digital Archiving Graphical Risk Assessment Model: quantifying digital preservation risks (00:00:00) David Underdown, Hannah Merwood, Alex Green The last 20 years have seen a wide range of digital preservation good practice established, from OAIS to the NDSA Levels of Preservation. … Read more →

Hidden depths: Illuminating the extent of invisible systems, born-digital, and collections management work (Workshop)

Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Mark A. Matienzo, Shira Peltzman, and Charlie Macquarie

Born-digital’s increasing presence in archives necessitates fundamental changes to adequately support, manage, and make this material discoverable. However, work remains siloed in these areas, and is often misunderstood or invisible. Collaboration to sustain this work is challenging due to misconceptions about the labor it entails, … Read more →

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New Member Benefit! Workflow Assessments

Hannah Wang

The BCC will be offering small-scale born-digital processing workflow assessments on a limited basis in 2021. This will be a member benefit for new and existing BCC members. These workflow assessments will consist of two one-hour sessions with the consultant, the Community Facilitator, and representatives … Read more →

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The Sleuth Kit

The Sleuth Kit

The Sleuth Kit® (TSK) is a library and collection of command line tools that allow you to investigate disk images. The core functionality of TSK allows you to analyze volume and file system data. The library can be incorporated into larger digital forensics tools and … Read more →

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