Installation of BitCurator VM and Introduction to Disk Imaging Assignment

Karen Gracy | BitCuratorEdu Project


This assignment introduces students to the BitCurator environment by asking them to download and install the virtual machine, create a disk image using Guymager, and analyze the contents of the disk image .INFO file. It is a hands-on activity that familiarizes students with resources like the BitCurator Quick Start Guide.

The assignment is available for free download as a PDF or Google Doc, below.

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This learning object might be used in a lesson to satisfy the following learning objectives:

  • Test and evaluate tools for use in born-digital archiving workflows.
  • Practice using tools in the BitCurator Environment.
  • 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.

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Karen Gracy. (May 18, 2022). Installation of BitCurator VM and Introduction to Disk Imaging Assignment. BitCuratorEdu Project.