Resources

Basic Linux Commands Exercise

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Description This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to basic Linux commands in the BitCurator environment. 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 … Read more →

Installation of BitCurator VM and Introduction to Disk Imaging Assignment

Karen Gracy

Description This assignment introduces students to the BitCurator environment by asking them to download and install the virtual machine, create a disk image using Guymager, and analyze the contents of the disk image .INFO file. It is a hands-on activity that familiarizes students with resources … Read more →

Datasets Library

Jess Farrell

Description The BitCuratorEdu project team built a library of datasets for educational, testing, and research purposes. The library can be accessed via the BitCurator Wiki, below. Learning object type Datasets Learning objectives This learning object might be used in a lesson to satisfy the following … Read more →

BitCurator and the DCC Lifecycle Model Assignment

Devan Donaldson

Description This assignment uses the Digital Curation Centre’s lifecycle model as a conceptual foundation and asks students to identify where they see opportunities to take the Sequential Actions outlined in the model using the BitCurator environment. The assignment is available for free download as a … Read more →

Digital Forensics Paper and Project Assignment

Jane Zhang

Description This is a paper and project assignment that asks students to review literature on digital forensics’ applications in digital archives, and gain hands-on experience using digital forensics tools to acquire and manage born-digital archival materials. The assignment is available for free download as a … Read more →

Digital Curation Technologies Assignment

Devan Donaldson

Description This assignment engages students in digital curation technology through several self-guided explorations culminating in a presentation. Students have the option of choosing the BitCurator environment as a research subject. Students answer a series of questions that mirror questions a practitioner responsible for making a … Read more →

Workflow Modeling Lesson and Exercise

Cal Lee

Description These slides consist of a brief lesson that introduce students to workflows as models, describes process modeling, an in-class “sticky note” exercise, discussion questions, and real-world examples of born-digital processing workflows. This exercise can be implemented in a face-to-face setting with sticky notes, but … Read more →

Introduction to BitCurator Slide Deck

Cal Lee

Description This slide deck can be used or adapted to teach an introduction to the BitCurator environment and tools. Topics covered include: archival principles in relation to digital forensics, levels of representation for digital resources and interaction examples, BitCurator tools and workflows, and the BitCurator … Read more →

OSSArcFlow Guide to OAIS Mapping Exercise

Hannah Wang

Description This exercise asks students to walk through the steps outlined in the OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. The guide assists collecting institutions to begin documenting their born-digital workflows and map them to functional entities in the Reference Model for an Open Archival … Read more →

Curating Potentially Sensitive Information in Digital Collections

Christopher (Cal) Lee, Kam Woods, Simson Garfinkel

Description In this lesson, students learn why and how to identify personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information within digital collections, as well as methods for redacting the information. The unit includes two hands-on exercises: 1) identifying potentially sensitive information within a disk image … Read more →

BitCuratorEdu Guidelines for Hosting Remote Internships

Jess Farrell, Sheridan Sayles, Meg Tuomala, Hannah Wang

Description These guidelines are aimed at information professionals who wish to provide remote internship opportunities to students who seek practical experience in digital curation and preservation. Although the need for remote internships has recently increased due to COVID-19, hopefully these guidelines will also support ongoing … Read more →

Getting Started with the Virtual Machine: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Getting Started with the Virtual Machine. 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 →

Setting up Shared Folders: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Setting Up Shared Folders. 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 … Read more →

BitCurator Talking Points Database

Hannah Wang, Nick Connizzo, Nancy McGovern, Kelsey O'Connell, Kari Smith, Suzanne Stasiulatis

Description The BitCurator Talking Points Database was created to assist information professionals who are trying to advocate for support or resources to install and implement the BitCurator Environment at their institution. The authors presented a workshop on the BitCurator Talking Points Database at the 2021 … Read more →

Introduction to the BitCurator Software Environment: Screencast Discussion Questions

Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Description These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Introduction to the BitCurator Software Environment. 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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

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Membership & Program Committee

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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Session 2: Iteration and Scalability

Elise Tanner, UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Lara Friedman-Shedlov, University of Minnesota; Alex Nelson, US National Institute of Standards and Technology; Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa; Brad San Martin, Apollo Theater

To Disk Image, Or Not to Disk Image?: Identifying Potential Factors for Disk Imaging in Digital Archival Workflows Elise Tanner, UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Lara Friedman-Shedlov, University of Minnesota; Alex Nelson, US National Institute of … Read more →

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Session 3: BitCurator

Jamie Patrick-Burns, State Archives of North Carolina; John Richan and Sarah Lake, Concordia University; Grace Muñoz, UCLA

Leveling Up on Preservation: Using BitCurator Reports to Better Preserve State Archives Materials Jamie Patrick-Burns, State Archives of North Carolina In 2020 the State Archives of NC (SANC) adopted a “levels of preservation” document to standardize preservation actions for electronic records. These actions include generating … Read more →

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Session 4: Troubleshooting

Nick Krabbenhoeft, Ben Turkus, and Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Caroline Gil Rodríguez

Restart It Again: Troubleshooting in Context Nick Krabbenhoeft, Ben Turkus, and Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Caroline Gil Rodríguez Troubleshooting isn’t something that should be approached haphazardly. And unfortunately, there is little available training in how to bring systematic thinking to solving problems in … Read more →

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Session 5: Access and Discoverability

Shelly Black, North Carolina State University; Annalise Berdini, Princeton University; Greg Cram, The New York Public Library; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa

Virtual Reading Rooms: Remote Access in Ethical and Responsible Ways Shelly Black, North Carolina State University; Annalise Berdini, Princeton University; Greg Cram, The New York Public Library Virtual reading rooms provide remote, mediated access to digitized and born-digital archival materials held by cultural heritage institutions. … Read more →

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