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BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Opening Remarks, October 14, 2020

Brian Dietz

Opening Remarks, October 14, 2020

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

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 →

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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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Opening Remarks, October 13, 2020

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

Opening Remarks, October 13, 2020

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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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Panel: Access

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 →

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Panel: Workflows and Collaboration

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 →

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Panel: Media

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 →

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There Are No Dumb Questions

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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.

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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.

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Workshop: Introduction to Digital Forensics

Amy Berish, Marty Gengenbach, Dianne Dietrich

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 →

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Workshop: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning for Digital Curation

Sangeeta Desai, Kam Woods, Cal Lee

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 →

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Workshop: Advocating for Appraisal

Jessica Quagliaroli, Alice Prael

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 →

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Workshop: Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation

Tessa Walsh, Laura Alagna, Keith Pendergrass

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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