Presentations

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

The All-Seeing Eye: Digital Archives and Surveillance

Talya Cooper

“Delete the logs” has become a mantra for security experts post-election as organizations work to minimize risk to populations who are often already targeted for surveillance. But what happens when your professional responsibilities as an archivist demand that you preserve the logs? This presentation will … Read more →

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Automated Processing of Disk Images and Directories in BitCurator

Tim Walsh

As a means to more efficiently process large-scale digital archives and with inspiration from Jess Whyte’s scripting work at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is developing a set of software tools for automating triage, SIP creation, and description of born-digital … Read more →

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BitCurator Access and BitCurator NLP – Updates and Future Directions

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

The BitCurator environment supports a variety of digital curation activities. The BitCurator Access project extended this to the point of interaction with end users, providing and supporting a variety of access mechanisms. We developed tools that support access to disk images through three exploratory approaches: … Read more →

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Developing Improved Disk Image Support in Archivematica: A Project Update

Susan Malsbury, Shira Peltzman

As digital archivists at New York Public Library and the University of California, Los Angeles, we both have a large number of HFS floppy disks in our collections. Our repositories have a focus on collecting in the humanities,and writers and artists in the late-1980s and … Read more →

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More Floppies, Less Process: the Digital Media Log

Bonnie Gordon

This talk will discuss the RAC’s Digital Media Log, a lightweight web app that integrates with ArchivesSpace to efficiently inventory digital media items and log digital forensics and preservation activities. The application is intended to track inventorying and preservation workflows in an automated digital forensics … Read more →

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Inbetweeners: Developing Guidelines and Documentation to Help Those Who Help the Donors

Mary Mellon, Luke Menzies, Lauren Work

Often, those who are doing the nitty gritty digital archiving and those who are working with donors are two separate entities. In these cases, providing strong guidelines, policies, and documentation to help archivists and curators in obtaining and managing born digital content is key to … Read more →

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Lots of Old Onions

Chris Muller, George Blood

Way back in the day, before there was a widely acknowledged set of skills and tools known as Digital Forensics, the boots-on-the ground needed to figure out ways to deal with information from a crazy number of incompatible word processors, minicomputers, and mainframes. The work … Read more →

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All Together Now: Introducing the KryoFlux User Guide

Dorothy Waugh, Shira Peltzman, Jennifer Allen

The KryoFlux, a floppy disk controller card developed by the Software Preservation Society, has become the de facto standard for many digital archives for its ability to safely and effectively capture data from aging floppy disks. Although the KryoFlux is an extremely powerful tool for … Read more →

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Workshop: Diving Deep with BitCurator

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This workshop will be aimed at intermediate to advanced users who have a solid understanding of digital forensics and BitCurator basics, and are looking to extend and advance their knowledge and skills. Topics may include: Repetitive tasks that could benefit from automation yet currently require … Read more →

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Workshop: Testing the BitCurator Waters

Matthew Farrell

Over the course of the day, attendees in the beginner track will participate in a range of activities meant to introduce the BitCurator environment and prepare participants for the proceedings on Day 2 of the User Forum. The morning will start with a brief introduction … Read more →

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Advanced Topics Webinar – bulk_extractor Beyond the Basics

Michael Olson, Sandy Ortiz

This is a recording of a BitCurator Consortium members-only webinar on bulk_extractor: Beyond the Basics. This webinar focused on advanced features, uses, and application of the bulk_extractor software tool, including the following topics: Brief overview of bulk_extractor basic functionality and outputs Example use cases for … Read more →

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Panel: Beyond Floppy Disks

Brian Dietz, Bertram Lyons, Porter Olsen

Cultural heritage institutions are collecting a larger variety of media than ever before including external hard drives, computers, and files from hosted cloud services. While there are established workflows and best practices for smaller media objects, many institutions are just now beginning to tackle these … Read more →

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Lightning Talks: Not Your Average BitCurator: How Repositories are Using BitCurator Tools in Different Ways

Matthew Farrell, Don Mennerich, Ben Goldman, Elizabeth Charlton, Jarrett Drake, Doug White, Euan Cochrane, Kari Smith

As institutions become exposed to alternative digital forensic tools and their individual strengths and limitations, they are exploring the benefits of expanding their digital curation toolset beyond reliance on any single product. Moreover, the modular architecture of tools like BitCurator has fostered a growing community … Read more →

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Breakouts: Where Should Access Happen?

BitCurator Consortium

As processes for acquiring, analyzing, and describing electronic records stabilize, institutions invariably consider access to such materials. Where and how will researchers interact with digital archives? What tools should be available to them? What is the Web’s role in access? In this breakout session, forum … Read more →

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Panel: Integration with other systems

Euan Cochrane, Yale University

Acquisitions and processing workflows often end with a set of output files from various digital curation software tools, including both content and metadata. How does an electronic records program ensure that the output files can integrate with new or existing platforms for long term preservation? … Read more →

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Wrap up and Future discussion

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Overview of BitCurator

Matthew Farrell, Duke University Libraries

A webinar given to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) on the purpose and usage of the BitCurator environment This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.

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Simplifying and Improving Access to the Contents of Disk Images in Born-Digital Collections

Kam Woods

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A Content Model for Disk Images

Matthew Farrell, Duke University Libraries

A presentation of how to model the data collected with BitCurator This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.

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