The BitCurator Consortium develops and maintains a library of webinars, workflows, instructional videos, presentations, and other resources useful for born-digital practitioners and adjacent audiences.

These resources come from a variety of sources: BCC committee projects, completed affiliated projects, and ongoing programming and training initiatives.

While much of our content is made open to anyone, some is accessible to members only. Learn more about the benefits of joining the BCC.

BCC members are invited to submit resources to the library – especially workflows, case studies, instructional videos, or presentations. Contact bcc_docs@bitcuratorconsortium.org to learn more.

All Resources

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2015-01-07A Content Model for Disk ImagesA presentation of how to model the data collected with BitCurator This content is shared for reuse with a Creative …Matthew Farrell, Duke University Librariespresentations resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24A Pinch of Salt: Creating Customized BitCurator buildsHave you ever wanted to customize the BitCurator environment? Thanks to decisions made by the BitCurator developers, modifications can be …David Cirellapresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2019 current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Adding “Why” Questions to the BitCurator QuickStart Guide to Build a Comprehensive Graduate Archival Teaching/Learning ModuleThe BitCurator QuickStart Guide, designed as a software installation and application manual, provides step-by-step instructions for practitioners to download and …Jane Zhangpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2019 current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-26Advanced Digital Forensics SlidesDescription These are the slides from Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s “Advanced Digital Forensics” SAA class. There are a number …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2016-11-29Advanced Topics Webinar – BCA WebtoolsThis is a recording of a BitCurator Consortium webinar on BitCurator Access WebTools, the third of a series of webinars …Cal Lee, Kam Woods, BitCurator Consortiumevent-recordings events past-events resourcesbitcurator-access-project bitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-02-16Advanced Topics Webinar – bulk_extractor Beyond the BasicsThis is a recording of a BitCurator Consortium members-only webinar on bulk_extractor: Beyond the Basics. This webinar focused on advanced …Michael Olson, Sandy Ortizpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users
2016-02-12Advanced Topics Webinar – KryofluxThis webinar’s focus is on the features, uses, and application of the Kryoflux hardware interface and software tool, including the …Dorothy Waugh, Matthew Farrell, Walker Sampsonevent-recordings events past-events resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-06-02Advanced Topics Webinar – Scripting in BitCuratorThis webinar’s focus is on scripting within the BitCurator environment and is led by Dianne Dietrich (Cornell University) and Jarrett …Dianne Dietrich, Jarrett Drakeevent-recordings events past-events resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-28All Together Now: Introducing the KryoFlux User GuideThe KryoFlux, a floppy disk controller card developed by the Software Preservation Society, has become the de facto standard for …Dorothy Waugh, Shira Peltzman, Jennifer Allenpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators program-committee prospective-members students
2017-04-28Automated Processing of Disk Images and Directories in BitCuratorAs a means to more efficiently process large-scale digital archives and with inspiration from Jess Whyte’s scripting work at the …Tessa Walshpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-25Basic Linux Commands ExerciseDescription This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to basic Linux commands in the BitCurator environment. These slides are …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-26BCC Digital Forensics Sample DataDescription This GitHub repository contains sample data originally collected or created for Cal Lee and Kam Woods’s SAA “Advanced Digital …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators sample-data
2012-08-12Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts LibraryThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, Yale Universityresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-28BitCurator Access and BitCurator NLP – Updates and Future DirectionsThe BitCurator environment supports a variety of digital curation activities. The BitCurator Access project extended this to the point of …Cal Lee, Kam Woodspresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-13BitCurator and the DCC Lifecycle Model AssignmentDescription This assignment uses the Digital Curation Centre’s lifecycle model as a conceptual foundation and asks students to identify where …Devan Donaldsonresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-08-26BitCurator Consortium BibliographyThe BitCurator Consortium Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of publications and presentations related to digital forensics and its …BItCurator Consortiumdocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26BitCurator Consortium CharterBitCurator Consortium Charter Approved by a vote of the BitCurator Consortium membership on June 6, 2022. First established: June 9, …resourcesexecutive-council
2020-07-24BitCurator Consortium Roundtable: practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archivesA discussion of different experiences mediating between software tools and born-digital materials and the ethical considerations of this work.BItCurator Consortiumevent-recordings events featured-resources past-events resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-03-27BitCurator Consortium Roundtable: The Ethics of Born-Digital CollectingIn the Spring and Fall of 2019, the BitCurator Consortium (BCC) will facilitate a series of online roundtable discussions on …Alex Chassanoff, BitCurator Consortiumevent-recordings events past-events resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-05-22BitCurator Consortium Webinar – BitCurator NLP ProjectThis is a recording of a BitCurator Consortium public webinar on “BitCurator NLP Project”. The BitCurator NLP project has been …Cal Lee, Kam Woods, BitCurator Consortiumevent-recordings events past-events resourcesbitcurator-nlp-project bitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-06-15BitCurator Guide for EducatorsDescription The BitCurator Guide for Educators is designed to provide instructors with advice, ideas, and materials to support their inclusion …Hannah Wang, Jessica Farrell, Christopher A. Lee, Katherine Skinnerresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-08-26BitCurator Quickstart GuideThe Quickstart Guide includes detailed instructions to assist you in setting up the BitCurator virtual machine (and/or installing the environment …BitCurator Consortiumdocumentation featured-resources resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Creating a Disk Image Using GuymagerThis video provides a brief overview of creating disk images in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 is …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Safely Mounting DevicesThis video provides a brief overview of safely mounting disks and other devices in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Setting up Shared FoldersThis video provides a brief overview of setting up shared folders in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version 2.0.6 …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Using Bulk Extractor to Find Potentially Sensitive InformationThis video provides a brief overview of using Bulk Extractor to find potentially sensitive information in the BitCurator Software Environment. …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Using fiwalk to Generate Filesystem MetadataThis video provides a brief overview of using fiwalk to generate filesystem metadata in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04BitCurator Software: Using pyExifToolGUIThis video provides a brief overview of using pyExifToolGUI to view, edit, and export metadata from image files in the …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-04BitCurator Talking Points DatabaseDescription The BitCurator Talking Points Database was created to assist information professionals who are trying to advocate for support or …Hannah Wang, Nick Connizzo, Nancy McGovern, Kelsey O'Connell, Kari Smith, Suzanne Stasiulatisresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-10-16BitCurator Users Forum 2020 Shared LinksLooking for a link shared in the chat during a BitCurator Users Forum 2020 session? Follow the link below to …Brian Dietzdocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2020 current-bcc-members developers documentation-training-committee educators it-managers-units program-committee prospective-bcc-members students
2019-10-24BitCurator Users Forum Livestream RecordingThe BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is hosting the 2019 BitCurator Users Forum at Yale University on October 24 and 25. The …BitCurator Consortiumpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2019 current-members educators program-committee prospective-members students
2019-10-24BitCurator Users Forum Livestream Recording“The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is hosting the 2019 BitCurator Users Forum at Yale University on October 24 and 25. The …BitCurator Consortiumresourcesprogram-committee
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Annotated FeaturesThis video demonstrates using the BitCurator Annotated Features tool. It was produced as part of a series of tutorial screencasts …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Data Triage with Nautilus Scripts in BitCuratorThis video demonstrates performing data triage in BitCurator using Nautilus scripts. It was produced as part of a series of …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Generating ReportsThis video demonstrates using the BitCurator Reports Generator. It was produced as part of a series of tutorial screencasts during …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Installing BitCurator via Virtual MachineThis video demonstrate how to install BitCurator using the BitCurator virtual machine and VirtualBox. It was produced as part of …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Run All ToolThis video demonstrates using the BitCurator “run all” tool. It was produced as part of a series of tutorial screencasts …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Safely Mounting DisksThis video demonstrates safely mounting disks in the BitCurator environment. It was produced as part of a series of tutorial …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Using Bulk Extractor to Locate Potentially Sensitive InformationThis video demonstrates using Bulk Extractor in the BitCurator environment to locate potentially sensitive information such as email addresses and …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Using fiwalk to Generate DFXMLThis video demonstrates using fiwalk in the BitCurator environment to generate DFXML. It was produced as part of a series …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Using Guymager to Image DisksThis video demonstrates using Guymager in the BitCurator environment to image disks and package information about the imaging process with …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: View and export information from HFS-formatted disk imagesThis video demonstrates viewing and exporting information from HFS, HFS+, and other Apple-formatted disk images in the BitCurator environment. It …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-04-29BitCurator v.0.8: Viewing, editing, and exporting metadata from image filesThis video demonstrates viewing, editing, and exporting metadata from image files in the BitCurator environment. It was produced as part …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2020-08-06BitCurator WikiThe BitCurator Wiki is the repository for community documentation on the BitCurator environment. It is maintained by the BCC Documentation …BitCurator Consortiumdocumentation featured-resources resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2020-10-15BitCurator-EaaSI HackathonExtensive professional work has gone into using and documenting forensic tools for bit-for-bit preservation of born-digital materials. Less thoroughly documented …Ethan Gates, Hannah Wangpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2020 current-bcc-members developers educators program-committee prospective-bcc-members students
2018-12-04BitCurator: Beyond EnvironmentBitCurator: Beyond Environment This is a modified version of “BitCurator: Beyond Environment,” a talk I delivered remotely at the BitCurator …Brian Dietzcase-studies resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators program-committee prospective-members students
2022-05-27BitCuratorEdu BibliographyDescription This is a developing bibliography of readings in digital curation and digital forensics. The bibliography can be accessed via …Hannah Wang, Cal Leeresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-06-20BitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy and Learning ObjectivesBitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy Statement This statement was created by the BitCuratorEdu project and partners to direct our research and development …Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2021-10-15BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: BitCurator Advocacy WorkshopA workshop on creating an advocacy plan for installing and implementing BitCurator at your school or institution, based on the …Nick Connizzo, Independent Archivist; Nancy McGovern, MIT; Kelsey O’Connell, Northwestern University; Kari Smith, MIT; Hannah Wang, BitCuratorEdu Projectpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2021 bitcuratoredu-project educators educators-summit students
2021-10-15BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: Digital Preservation & Curation Training RoundtableA panel discussion on recent studies and efforts in continuing education to provide training in digital preservation and curation to …Jessica Farrell, BitCurator Consortium; Sharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation Coalition; Lauren Sorensen, Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network; Hannah Wang, BitCuratorEdu Projectpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2021 bitcuratoredu-project educators educators-summit students
2021-10-15BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: Getting Started: Independent Learning with Digital Forensics ToolsA panel discussion on independent learning with BitCurator, including some technical aspects of how to get started and transitioning from …Amy Berish, Rockefeller Archive Center; Jerman Brenning, Mid Sweden University; Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Tessa Walsh, Artefactual presentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2021 bitcuratoredu-project educators educators-summit students
2022-05-04BitCuratorEdu Guidelines for Hosting Remote InternshipsDescription These guidelines are aimed at information professionals who wish to provide remote internship opportunities to students who seek practical …Jess Farrell, Sheridan Sayles, Meg Tuomala, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-06-23BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar RecordingJess Farrell, Cal Lee, and Hannah Wang from the BitCuratorEdu project discuss digital curation educational resources created over the course …Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, Hannah Wangevent-recordings resourcesbitcuratoredu-project
2022-05-27BitCuratorEdu Tool InventoryDescription This is an inventory of tools in the BitCurator Environment. For each tool, the workflow step, the accepted input …Hannah Wang, Cal Leeresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2018-10-04BitCuratorEdu: BitCurator Access and NLP00:00:00 Cal Lee: Introduction to the BitCurator Access Project 00:04:43 Cal Lee: Introduction to the BitCurator NLP Project 00:11:15 Kam Woods: NLP Toolsets: …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsinstructional-videos resourcesbitcuratoredu-project educators
2018-09-27BitCuratorEdu: Introduction to the BitCurator Environment for Educators00:00:00 Katherine Skinner: Introduction to BitCuratorEdu project 00:03:45 Cal Lee: Introduction to BitCuratorEdu webinars 00:06:24 BitCurator and the BitCurator Consortium 00:48:52 Acquisition, Reporting, Redaction, …Katherine Skinner, Cal Leeinstructional-videos resourcesbitcuratoredu-project educators
2018-10-11BitCuratorEdu: Introduction to the BitCurator Environment for IT Professionals00:00:00 Cal Lee: Introduction to the BitCuratorEdu project and this webinar 00:06:30 How BitCurator supports LIS curriculum 00:11:30 Examples of digital forensics hardware …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsinstructional-videos resourcesbitcuratoredu-project educators
2016-01-15Breakouts: Where Should Access Happen?As processes for acquiring, analyzing, and describing electronic records stabilize, institutions invariably consider access to such materials. Where and how …BitCurator Consortiumpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2016 current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Bringing BC Tools and Strategies to WindowsIndiana University started using the BitCurator Environment in 2015 and by 2017 staff had deployed two dedicated workstations in our …Mike Shallcrosspresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2019 current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-06-26British Library Workflow“Flashback” workflow for legacy content extraction. This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.British Libraryresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Building a Community of Digital Curation EducatorsThis workshop will be a series of facilitated participatory discussions and activities that will identify answers and then develop community …Jess Farrell, Alex Chassanoffpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcuratoredu-project educators program-committee
2022-06-17Building an Anti-Racist Digital Curation Curriculum Workshop: Facilitators’ GuideDescription This one-hour workshop is a first step for groups of people who want to work in community with each …Jessica Farrell, Grace Muñoz, Ricky Punzalan, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-10-16Closing Remarks, October 16, 2020Opening Remarks, October 16, 2020Laura Alagnapresentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2020
2021-11-03Creating a Disk Image Using Guymager: Screencast Discussion QuestionsDescription These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Creating a Disk Image Using …Cal Lee, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators screencast-discussion-questions
2021-11-03Cross-Institutional Workflow Analysis ExerciseDescription This is an exercise that asks students to select workflow diagrams from two different institutions and analyze how they …Rhiannon Bettivia, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators ossarcflow ossarcflow-learning-objects
2020-10-14Cultivating skillsets for collaborative digital preservation proejcts (Workshop)Lauren Work and Laura Alagna Archiving and preserving digital content are inherently collaborative and rely on many different partners joining …Lauren Work, Laura Alagnaevent-recordings presentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2020 current-bcc-members developers educators it-managers-units prospective-bcc-members students
2022-05-04Curating Potentially Sensitive Information in Digital CollectionsDescription In this lesson, students learn why and how to identify personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information within …Christopher (Cal) Lee, Kam Woods, Simson Garfinkelresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-13Datasets LibraryDescription The BitCuratorEdu project team built a library of datasets for educational, testing, and research purposes. The library can be …Jess Farrellresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators sample-data
2017-04-28Developing Improved Disk Image Support in Archivematica: A Project UpdateAs digital archivists at New York Public Library and the University of California, Los Angeles, we both have a large …Susan Malsbury, Shira Peltzmanpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26DFXML LibraryDigital Forensics XML (DFXML) is the effort to create an XML schema to allow for easy interoperability between different forensic …Simson Garfinkeldocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26Digital CorporaDigitalCorpora.org is a website of digital corpora for use in computer forensics education research. All of the disk images, memory …Simson Garfinkeldocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2022-06-02Digital Curation Pre-Class SurveyDescription This survey can be used to gather information about students’ access to technology prior to teaching technology-based lessons. This …Grant Hurleyresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-13Digital Curation Technologies AssignmentDescription This assignment engages students in digital curation technology through several self-guided explorations culminating in a presentation. Students have the …Devan Donaldsonresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-08-26Digital Forensics and ArchivesHow do you secure and preserve the digital historical record? How do you collect it without changing it? More than …BitCurator Consortiumdocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members documentation-training-committee educators prospective-members students
2022-05-13Digital Forensics Paper and Project AssignmentDescription This is a paper and project assignment that asks students to review literature on digital forensics’ applications in digital …Jane Zhangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-25Disk Images ExerciseDescription This exercise is meant to introduce students to disk images give them hands-on experience viewing the contents of disk …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2012-08-12Duke University ArchivesThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, Duke University Librariesresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-25Exiftool ExerciseDescription This exercise is meant to introduce students to EXIF metadata and give them hands-on experience using Exiftool in the …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-25Extracting Data from Office Documents ExerciseDescription This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to methods for extracting hidden data from Microsoft Office files. These …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2022-05-25File System Attributes ExerciseDescription This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students file systems and interpreting file system attributes. These slides are excerpted …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2013-09-30From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting InstitutionsThis paper examines the application of digital forensics methods to materials in collecting institutions – particularly libraries, archives and museums. …Christopher A. Lee, Kam Woods, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Alexandra Chassanoffresourcesbitcurator-project
2022-05-04Getting Started with the Virtual Machine: Screencast Discussion QuestionsDescription These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Getting Started with the Virtual …Cal Lee, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators screencast-discussion-questions
2020-10-15Great QuestionOpen session where people can ask questions to the entire audience anonymously. Anything goes! These could be questions related to …Joe Carranopresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2020 current-bcc-members developers educators it-managers-units prospective-bcc-members students
2021-11-17Great Question!Open session where people can ask questions to the entire audience anonymously. Anything goes! These could be questions related to …Membership & Program Committeepresentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2021 educators students
2021-04-15Great Question! April 2021The BitCurator Consortium was pleased to facilitate a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from …BCC Membership Committeeevent-recordings past-events resources eventscurrent-members educators membership-committee prospective-members students
2020-10-13Hidden depths: Illuminating the extent of invisible systems, born-digital, and collections management work (Workshop)Born-digital’s increasing presence in archives necessitates fundamental changes to adequately support, manage, and make this material discoverable. However, work remains …Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Mark A. Matienzo, Shira Peltzman, and Charlie Macquariepresentations resourcesbitcurator-users-forum-2020
2019-10-24How BitCurator is Helping to Save a Decade of Lost PhotographsIn 2016, the Goddard Archives became custodians of approximately 7,000 optical disks that span a decade of Goddard Space Flight …Jessica Deibertpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2019 current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-28Inbetweeners: Developing Guidelines and Documentation to Help Those Who Help the DonorsOften, those who are doing the nitty gritty digital archiving and those who are working with donors are two separate …Mary Mellon, Luke Menzies, Lauren Workpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-18Installation of BitCurator VM and Introduction to Disk Imaging AssignmentDescription This assignment introduces students to the BitCurator environment by asking them to download and install the virtual machine, create …Karen Gracyresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2019-06-04Installing BitCurator: Getting Started with the Virtual MachineThis video provides a brief overview of the downloading and installing the BitCurator Software Environment as a virtual machine. BitCurator …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-13Introduction to BitCurator Slide DeckDescription This slide deck can be used or adapted to teach an introduction to the BitCurator environment and tools. Topics …Cal Leeresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators
2019-06-04Introduction to the BitCurator Software EnvironmentThis video provides a brief overview of the BitCurator Software Environment interface. This content is shared for reuse with a …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-04Introduction to the BitCurator Software Environment: Screencast Discussion QuestionsDescription These discussion questions can be used to encourage student engagement with the BitCurator screencast, Introduction to the BitCurator Software …Cal Lee, Hannah Wangresources teaching-materialsbitcuratoredu-project educators screencast-discussion-questions
2016-01-15Lightning Talks: Not Your Average BitCurator: How Repositories are Using BitCurator Tools in Different WaysAs institutions become exposed to alternative digital forensic tools and their individual strengths and limitations, they are exploring the benefits …Matthew Farrell, Don Mennerich, Ben Goldman, Elizabeth Charlton, Jarrett Drake, Doug White, Euan Cochrane, Kari Smithpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2016 current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-28Lots of Old OnionsWay back in the day, before there was a widely acknowledged set of skills and tools known as Digital Forensics, …Chris Muller, George Bloodpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2012-08-12Maryland Institute for Technology in the HumanitiesThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, University of Maryland, MITHresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2021-03-18Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox to Hyper-VAre you looking for an alternative to VirtualBox VM for BitCurator installation via virtual machine? The Migrating BitCurator VirtualBox VM …Shelly Black and BCC Documentation & Training Committeedocumentation featured-resources resourcesdocumentation-training-committee
2017-04-28More Floppies, Less Process: the Digital Media LogThis talk will discuss the RAC’s Digital Media Log, a lightweight web app that integrates with ArchivesSpace to efficiently inventory …Bonnie Gordonpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users bitcurator-users-forum-2017 current-members educators prospective-members students
2022-05-25National Software Reference Library (NSRL) ExerciseDescription This hands-on exercise is meant to introduce students to the National Software Reference Library and the NSRL Lookup command …Cal Lee, Kam Woodsresources teaching-materialsbitcurator-hands-on-exercises bitcuratoredu-project educators
2020-10-12New Member Benefit! Workflow AssessmentsThe BCC will be offering small-scale born-digital processing workflow assessments on a limited basis in 2021. This will be a …Hannah Wangnews resources workflowscurrent-members executive-council membership-committee

Teaching Materials

BitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy and Learning Objectives

Hannah Wang

BitCuratorEdu Curriculum Philosophy Statement This statement was created by the BitCuratorEdu project and partners to direct our research and development of learning objects: Digital curation is a broad, interdisciplinary field of scholarship and practice, which includes, among other areas, the application of digital forensics tools … Read more →

Building an Anti-Racist Digital Curation Curriculum Workshop: Facilitators’ Guide

Jessica Farrell, Grace Muñoz, Ricky Punzalan, Hannah Wang

Description This one-hour workshop is a first step for groups of people who want to work in community with each other to include material in their teaching that mitigates harm based on race in collections. It is intended to celebrate the perspectives of practitioner peer … Read more →

Visual Workflow Diagram Translation Exercise

Hannah Wang

Description This is an exercise that asks students to take a visual diagram of a born-digital archiving workflow and translate the visual elements into text-based narrative, using a tabular description template. This lesson uses and adapts deliverables from the OSSArcFlow project (IMLS, 2017-2020). The exercise … Read more →

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Workflows

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New Member Benefit! Workflow Assessments

Hannah Wang

The BCC will be offering small-scale born-digital processing workflow assessments on a limited basis in 2021. This will be a member benefit for new and existing BCC members. These workflow assessments will consist of two one-hour sessions with the consultant, the Community Facilitator, and representatives … Read more →

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Purdue University Workflow

Purdue University

Purdue University Workflow map for born-digital archives and special collections content produced as part of the Workflow Mapping Project. This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.

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Penn State University Workflow – Born Digital Content

Penn State University

Penn State University Workflow for born-digital content. Produced as part of Workflow Mapping Project. This content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.

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Case Studies

BitCurator Consortium Case Studies

Salman Rushdie Archive

Erika Farr, Dorothy Waugh, Emory University

In 1988, the Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini proclaimed a fatwa—or death sentence—on author Salman Rushdie for his depiction of Mohammed in his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. Rushdie subsequently went into hiding, and needed great portability in his writing devices throughout the 10-year … 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 →

BitCurator Consortium Case Studies

BitCurator: Beyond Environment

Brian Dietz

BitCurator: Beyond Environment This is a modified version of “BitCurator: Beyond Environment,” a talk I delivered remotely at the BitCurator Users Forum 2018, “Living on the Edge: Extending Digital Forensics into New Sectors.” The slides, with notes, are available through the community shared presentation and … Read more →

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Instructional Videos

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.

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.

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Presentations

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Great Question!

Membership & Program Committee

Open session where people can ask questions to the entire audience anonymously. Anything goes! These could be questions related to workflows, policies, things you are struggling with, something you’d like some community advice or guidance about.

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 2: Iteration and Scalability

Elise Tanner, UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Lara Friedman-Shedlov, University of Minnesota; Alex Nelson, US National Institute of Standards and Technology; Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa; Brad San Martin, Apollo Theater

To Disk Image, Or Not to Disk Image?: Identifying Potential Factors for Disk Imaging in Digital Archival Workflows Elise Tanner, UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library; Lara Friedman-Shedlov, University of Minnesota; Alex Nelson, US National Institute of … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 3: BitCurator

Jamie Patrick-Burns, State Archives of North Carolina; John Richan and Sarah Lake, Concordia University; Grace Muñoz, UCLA

Leveling Up on Preservation: Using BitCurator Reports to Better Preserve State Archives Materials Jamie Patrick-Burns, State Archives of North Carolina In 2020 the State Archives of NC (SANC) adopted a “levels of preservation” document to standardize preservation actions for electronic records. These actions include generating … Read more →

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Event Recordings

BitCuratorEdu Resource Release Webinar Recording

Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, Hannah Wang

Jess Farrell, Cal Lee, and Hannah Wang from the BitCuratorEdu project discuss digital curation educational resources created over the course of the project, including the BitCurator Guide for Educators. The project team discusses these resources, how they can be used and adapted, and future directions … Read more →

Great Question! April 2021

BCC Membership Committee
20210423 |

The BitCurator Consortium was pleased to facilitate a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4). The recording is available below, along with a “transcript” (Airtable database) of the questions raised and answers shared. … 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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