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 Cirellabitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 Zhangbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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 Consortiumbitcurator-access-project event-recordings events past-events resources category-tagsbitcurator-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 Allenbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators 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 …Tim Walshbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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 Woodsbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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 educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26BitCurator Consortium CharterApproved by a vote of the BitCurator Consortium membership on June 26, 2020 First established: June 9, 2014 Last modified: …resources
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 Consortiumbitcurator-nlp-project event-recordings events past-events resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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 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
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 Consortiumresources
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 Consortiumbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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 educators prospective-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 prospective-members students
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 Consortiumbitcurator-users-forum-2016 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 Shallcrossbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 Curator 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
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 Peltzmanbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 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 educators prospective-members students
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 educators prospective-members students
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
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
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 Deibertbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 Workbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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
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
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 Smithbitcurator-users-forum-2016 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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 Bloodbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users 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
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 Gordonbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
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
2017-04-28One does not simply keep disk images: ethical, risk tolerance, and sustainabilty issues with forensic disk image retentionForensic disk images provide the best means of accurately capturing, and ensuring the authenticity of, all of the data on …Keith Pendergrassbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2015-07-16Overview of BitCuratorA webinar given to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) on the purpose and usage of the BitCurator environment …Matthew Farrell, Duke University Librariespresentations resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-25Panel: AccessLevels and Practices of Born-Digital Access: Reports from the DLF Born-Digital Access Group Providing access to born-digital archival content presents …Alison Clemens, Shira Peltzman, Brian Dietz, Kelly Bolding, Matthew Farrell, Heather Smedberg, Cheryl Cordingley, Tori Maches,bitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-01-15Panel: Beyond Floppy DisksCultural heritage institutions are collecting a larger variety of media than ever before including external hard drives, computers, and files …Brian Dietz, Bertram Lyons, Porter Olsenbitcurator-users-forum-2016 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-01-15Panel: Integration with other systemsAcquisitions and processing workflows often end with a set of output files from various digital curation software tools, including both …Euan Cochrane, Yale Universitybitcurator-users-forum-2016 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-25Panel: MediaThe Emperor’s New Grooves: Recognizing Multisession CD-ROM tracks not captured in disk images This talk will focus on two related …Dianne Dietrich, Alex Nelson, Jonathan Farbowitz, Flaminia Fortunato, Eddy Colloton, Caroline Gilbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-25Panel: Workflows and CollaborationGaining control of our legacy media backlog: appraisal of previously unmanaged born-digital material In this talk I will provide a …Kevin Glick, Cate Peebles, Bob Rice, Brianna Losardo, David Cirella, Kelsey O'Connel, Alice Praelbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2014-07-29Penn State Born Digital (Member-Only)There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Penn State Universitymembers-only resources workflowscurrent-members
2016-11-09Penn State University Workflow – Born Digital ContentPenn State University Workflow for born-digital content. Produced as part of Workflow Mapping Project. This content is shared for reuse …Penn State Universityresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2015-06-30Princeton University Archives (Member-Only)There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Princeton Universitymembers-only resources workflowscurrent-members
2016-11-09Princeton University Archives WorkflowPrinceton University Archives Workflow map. Produced as part of the Workflow Mapping Project. This content is shared for reuse with …Princeton Universityresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-11-09Purdue University WorkflowPurdue University Workflow map for born-digital archives and special collections content produced as part of the Workflow Mapping Project. This …Purdue Universityresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail (RATOM)Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail (RATOM), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a joint project of the …Cal Lee, Sangeeta Desaibitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26Salman Rushdie ArchiveIn 1988, the Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini proclaimed a fatwa—or death sentence—on author Salman Rushdie for his depiction …Erika Farr, Dorothy Waugh, Emory Universitycase-studies resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-13Session 1 – Nobody Puts Access in the CornerAt the DLF Forum 2017, members of the DLF Born-Digital Access Group held a working lunch and discussed issues related …Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Kelly Bolding, Brian Dietz, Shira Peltzman, Jessica Venletbitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-14Session 10 – Where Does Digital Forensics Fit in the Digital Curation WorkflowThis panel will discuss the substantial findings and documentation produced in the first year of the OSSArcFlow project, a collaborative …Alex Chassanoff, Sam Meisterbitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-13Session 3 – Journalism and Digital PreservationSeveral incidents in recent years have demonstrated the necessity of digital preservation in the media: the deletion of the Gothamist, …Laura Alagnabitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-14Session 6 – Lightning TalksHow reliable are our forensic tools? Working with born digital files requires the use of various tools, and there is …Laura Alagna, Sara Bond, Dianne Dietrich, Cal Lee, Alex Nelson, Keith Pendergrass, Walker Sampson, Tim Walsh, Lorain Wang, Kam Woodsbitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-14Session 7 – Saving Data JournalismThis panel discussion follows the “Let’s-do-this-a-thon” session on the intersection of journalism and digital preservation from Day 1 of the …Katherine Boss, Maria Bustillos, Ben Welshpresentations resourcesbitcurator-users
2018-09-14Session 8 – Work Work Work WorkflowsCommunities of Practice: Building a Foundation for Born-Digital Processing When I arrived at UNC Wilson Special Collections Library in 2016, …Brian Dietz, Julia Kim, Jessica Venletbitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2018-09-14Session 9 – Nuts and Bolts of Digital ArchivesA practical approach to working with proprietary file formats At The New York Public Library, archival collections increasingly contain proprietary …Dianne Dietrich, Susan Malsbury, David Teneholtzbitcurator-users-forum-2018 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2015-01-07Simplifying and Improving Access to the Contents of Disk Images in Born-Digital CollectionsThis content is shared for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) license.Kam Woodsbitcurator-access-project presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-28The All-Seeing Eye: Digital Archives and Surveillance“Delete the logs” has become a mantra for security experts post-election as organizations work to minimize risk to populations who …Talya Cooperbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26The Forensics WikiThe Forensics Wiki is a Creative Commons-licensed wiki devoted to information about digital forensics.Simson Garfinkeldocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers educators prospective-members students
2020-08-26The Sleuth KitThe Sleuth Kit® (TSK) is a library and collection of command line tools that allow you to investigate disk images. …The Sleuth Kitdocumentation resourcesbitcurator-users current-members developers educators prospective-members students
2019-10-25There Are No Dumb QuestionsOpen session where people can ask questions to the entire audience. Anything goes! These could be questions related to workflows, …BitCurator Consortiumbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Understanding performance of digital forensics tools with NMonOne of the challenges of working with digital forensics tools, especially at the command line, is understanding how they are …Sally DeBauchebitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-11-09University of Colorado Boulder WorkflowUniversity of Colorado Workflow map for born-digital materials on physical media. Produced as part of the Workflow Mapping Project. This …University of Colorado Boulderresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-03-22University of Maryland Libraries Processing WorkflowThis workflow was developed by Alice Prael and Amy Wickner for the University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections and University …University of Maryland Librariesresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2012-08-12University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ArchivesThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, SILSresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2012-08-12University of Virginia LibrariesThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, University of Virginiaresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Part 1This video provides a brief overview of using the BitCurator Reporting Tool in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-06-04Using the BitCurator Reporting Tool: Part 2This video provides a brief overview of using the BitCurator Reporting Tool in the BitCurator Software Environment. BitCurator Software version …BitCurator Consortiuminstructional-videos resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-01-28Willis H. Ware Damaged 5.25” Floppy DisksThe RAND Corporate Archives serves as the organization’s corporate memory. The Archives collects, preserves, organizes and provides access to materials …David Tenenholtzcase-studies resourcesbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Workshop: Advocating for AppraisalAlthough appraisal is a well established archival concept, the appraisal of born-digital collections is often a daunting task. The sheer …Jessica Quagliaroli, Alice Praelbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Workshop: Building 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 Chassanoffbitcurator-users-forum-2019 bitcuratoredu-project presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-27Workshop: Diving Deep with BitCuratorThis workshop will be aimed at intermediate to advanced users who have a solid understanding of digital forensics and BitCurator …BitCurator Consortiumbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Workshop: Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Digital PreservationThe cultural heritage community has engaged with environmental sustainability in many areas, but is only beginning to explore the sustainability …Tim Walsh, Laura Alagna, Keith Pendergrassbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Workshop: Introduction to Digital ForensicsThe first day of the BitCurator Users Forum will feature an introduction to digital forensics workshop aimed at practitioners who …Amy Berish, Marty Gengenbach, Dianne Dietrichbitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2019-10-24Workshop: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning for Digital CurationThis workshop will be an interactive session about use of open-source natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) tools …Sangeeta Desai, Kam Woods, Cal Leebitcurator-users-forum-2019 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2017-04-27Workshop: Testing the BitCurator WatersOver the course of the day, attendees in the beginner track will participate in a range of activities meant to …Matthew Farrellbitcurator-users-forum-2017 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2016-01-15Wrap up and Future discussionBitCurator Consortiumbitcurator-users-forum-2016 presentations resources category-tagsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students
2012-08-12Yale University, Manuscripts and ArchivesThis workflow was documented by Martin Gengenbach for his 2012 master’s thesis.Martin Gengenbach, Yale Universityresources workflowsbitcurator-users current-members educators prospective-members students

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 →

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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 →

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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

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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

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 →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

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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Event Recordings

BitCurator Consortium Roundtable: practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archives

BItCurator Consortium

A discussion of different experiences mediating between software tools and born-digital materials and the ethical considerations of this work.

BitCurator Consortium Roundtable: The Ethics of Born-Digital Collecting

Alex Chassanoff, BitCurator Consortium

In the Spring and Fall of 2019, the BitCurator Consortium (BCC) will facilitate a series of online roundtable discussions on topics of interest for born-digital cultural heritage communities. Our first round-table took place on March 22 and explored “The Ethics of Born-Digital Collecting.” We were … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Webinar – BitCurator NLP Project

Cal Lee, Kam Woods, BitCurator Consortium

This is a recording of a BitCurator Consortium public webinar on “BitCurator NLP Project”. The BitCurator NLP project has been developing software for collecting institutions to extract, analyze, and produce reports on features of interest in text extracted from born-digital materials. The project is adapting … Read more →

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