Getting Started with the Virtual Machine: Screencast Discussion Questions
Cal Lee, Hannah Wang | BitCuratorEdu Project
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 discussion questions and answer key are available for free download as a PDF or Google Doc, below.
Learning object type
This learning object might be used in a lesson to satisfy the following learning objectives:
- Determine the technical requirements and dependencies for installing open-source tools to process born-digital materials.
- Practice using tools in the BitCurator Environment.
- Test and evaluate tools for use in born-digital archiving workflows.
- Identify the appropriate tools to: safely acquire born-digital materials from storage media and other modes of transfer; assist in the appraisal of born-digital materials; scan for sensitive information in born-digital materials; and package born-digital materials for preservation and access.
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The BitCuratorEdu project was an effort (2018-2022) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. This project was a partnership between Educopia Institute and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and several Masters-level programs in library and information science.Google Doc PDF
Cal Lee, Hannah Wang. (May 4, 2022). Getting Started with the Virtual Machine: Screencast Discussion Questions. BitCuratorEdu Project.