Resources

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Bringing BC Tools and Strategies to Windows

Mike Shallcross

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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

A Pinch of Salt: Creating Customized BitCurator builds

David Cirella

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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Understanding performance of digital forensics tools with NMon

Sally DeBauche

One of the challenges of working with digital forensics tools, especially at the command line, is understanding how they are performing. Typically lacking user friendly status indicators and clear error messages, we often find ourselves wondering if these tools are working optimally or at all. … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

How BitCurator is Helping to Save a Decade of Lost Photographs

Jessica Deibert

In 2016, the Goddard Archives became custodians of approximately 7,000 optical disks that span a decade of Goddard Space Flight Center history, with more than one third of these CDs containing proprietary format image files. These proprietary CDs cover nine years and are high-risk, as … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

BitCurator Users Forum Livestream Recording

BitCurator Consortium

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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail (RATOM)

Cal Lee, Sangeeta Desai

Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail (RATOM), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a joint project of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the State Archives of North Carolina. RATOM is … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Workshop: Building a Community of Digital Curation Educators

Jess Farrell, Alex Chassanoff

This workshop will be a series of facilitated participatory discussions and activities that will identify answers and then develop community goals that address 3 questions: What are the key current problem areas for the field of digital curation? The facilitator will bring some to discuss … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Adding “Why” Questions to the BitCurator QuickStart Guide to Build a Comprehensive Graduate Archival Teaching/Learning Module

Jane Zhang

The BitCurator QuickStart Guide, designed as a software installation and application manual, provides step-by-step instructions for practitioners to download and run the software tools. As part of the BitCuratorEDU research project, students from the Catholic University’s Library and Information Science Program used the QuickStart Guide … Read more →

Installing BitCurator: Getting Started with the Virtual Machine

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of the downloading and installing the BitCurator Software Environment as a virtual machine. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

BitCurator Software: Setting up Shared Folders

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of setting up shared folders in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

BitCurator Software: Creating a Disk Image Using Guymager

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of creating disk images in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

BitCurator Software: Safely Mounting Devices

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of safely mounting disks and other devices in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

BitCurator Software: Using fiwalk to Generate Filesystem Metadata

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of using fiwalk to generate filesystem metadata in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

BitCurator Software: Using Bulk Extractor to Find Potentially Sensitive Information

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of using Bulk Extractor to find potentially sensitive information in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Part 1

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of using the BitCurator Reporting Tool in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Part 2

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of using the BitCurator Reporting Tool in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video. Part 1 of Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: https://youtu.be/6A4iDWzzEWo

BitCurator Software: Using pyExifToolGUI

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of using pyExifToolGUI to view, edit, and export metadata from image files in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is demonstrated in this video.

Introduction to the BitCurator Software Environment

BitCurator Consortium

This video provides a brief overview of the BitCurator Software Environment interface. This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.

BitCurator Consortium Roundtable: The Ethics of Born-Digital Collecting

Alex Chassanoff, BitCurator Consortium

In the Spring and Fall of 2019, the BitCurator Consortium (BCC) will facilitate a series of online roundtable discussions on topics of interest for born-digital cultural heritage communities. Our first round-table took place on March 22 and explored “The Ethics of Born-Digital Collecting.” We were … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Case Studies

Willis H. Ware Damaged 5.25” Floppy Disks

David Tenenholtz

The RAND Corporate Archives serves as the organization’s corporate memory. The Archives collects, preserves, organizes and provides access to materials that document RAND’s story, people and impact from 1948 to the present. Within the archives is the Willis H. Ware Digital Collection (donated by the … Read more →

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