How do you secure and preserve the digital historical record? How do you collect it without changing it? More than 90% of our public and private records—from the news to literary archives, and from scientific discoveries to architectural plans—originate as digital files today. Like any … Read more →
DigitalCorpora.org is a website of digital corpora for use in computer forensics education research. All of the disk images, memory dumps, and network packet captures available on this website are freely available and may be used without prior authorization or IRB approval. We also have … Read more →
The Quickstart Guide includes detailed instructions to assist you in setting up the BitCurator virtual machine (and/or installing the environment on a dedicated host) and help you get started with common tools in the environment.
Approved by a vote of the BitCurator Consortium membership on June 26, 2020 First established: June 9, 2014 Last modified: May 21, 2020 Table of Contents Introduction The BitCurator Consortium Mission and Operating Principles Who Should Participate? Membership Definitions Eligibility Benefits and Responsibilities Costs and … Read more →
Alison Clemens, Shira Peltzman, Brian Dietz, Kelly Bolding, Matthew Farrell, Heather Smedberg, Cheryl Cordingley, Tori Maches,
Levels and Practices of Born-Digital Access: Reports from the DLF Born-Digital Access Group Providing access to born-digital archival content presents a number of practical challenges, ranging from institution-specific workflows, to access and use policies, to a lack of clarity around researchers’ needs and desires. Compounding … Read more →
Kevin Glick, Cate Peebles, Bob Rice, Brianna Losardo, David Cirella, Kelsey O'Connel, Alice Prael
Gaining control of our legacy media backlog: appraisal of previously unmanaged born-digital material In this talk I will provide a case study of a project undertaken at Seton Hall University to address the backlog of legacy media containing the working and office files of the … Read more →
Dianne Dietrich, Alex Nelson, Jonathan Farbowitz, Flaminia Fortunato, Eddy Colloton, Caroline Gil
The Emperor’s New Grooves: Recognizing Multisession CD-ROM tracks not captured in disk images This talk will focus on two related optical media format types that cropped up in the mid-1990s through the 2000s: Enhanced Music and MultiSession CDs. The Enhanced Music CD format (or CD-Extra, … Read more →
Open session where people can ask questions to the entire audience. Anything goes! These could be questions related to workflows, policies, things you are struggling with, something you’d like some advice or guidance about.
“The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is hosting the 2019 BitCurator Users Forum at Yale University on October 24 and 25. The Center presents the second day of the forum in its Lecture Hall. The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related … Read more →
The first day of the BitCurator Users Forum will feature an introduction to digital forensics workshop aimed at practitioners who are just getting started working with digital forensics tools and methods. This workshop will include an overview of digital forensics concepts, and will mostly focus … Read more →
This workshop will be an interactive session about use of open-source natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) tools to process and provide access to born-digital materials. It will focus on applying topic modeling and named entity recognition to characterize and explore contents of … Read more →
Although appraisal is a well established archival concept, the appraisal of born-digital collections is often a daunting task. The sheer scale and heterogeneity of born-digital files presents a unique challenge for an archivist approaching the task of appraisal. Although natural language processing and machine learning … Read more →
The cultural heritage community has engaged with environmental sustainability in many areas, but is only beginning to explore the sustainability concerns of digital preservation activities. Building off of a recent American Archivist article (“Toward Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation”: https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081-82.1.165 or http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40741399), in which the authors … Read more →
Indiana University started using the BitCurator Environment in 2015 and by 2017 staff had deployed two dedicated workstations in our Born Digital Preservation Lab. The benefits of this approach are no doubt obvious to members of the BitCurator community: in addition to a pre-installed suite … Read more →
Have you ever wanted to customize the BitCurator environment? Thanks to decisions made by the BitCurator developers, modifications can be made quickly and easily using the open source configuration management software Salt. The talk will give an overview of how to make modifications to the … Read more →
Membership is open to libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions worldwide that seek a collaborative community within which they may explore and apply forensics approaches and solutions to their digital collections.