Roundtable #2: practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archives

July 24, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm ET

The first BCC roundtable discussion of 2020 is entitled, “practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archives.” We are excited to welcome Snowden Becker, Monique Lassere, Yvonne Ng, and Keith Pendergrass to discuss their experiences mediating between software tools and born-digital materials and the ethical considerations of this work.

This roundtable will take place on July 24, 2020 from 2:00-3:30pm ET over Zoom, in lieu of the monthly BCC community call. The event is free and open to the public, with limited registration spots.

Roundtable description:
The application of digital forensics tools in born-digital archiving grew out of a need to find and implement tools that fulfill the processing requirements of digital stewards. The practical implementation of these tools has often been driven by the affordances of technology, rather than the needs of donors, archives, and patrons. This roundtable will first explore the role of the archivist in mediating between tools and born-digital content - through the selection of tools and the application of their functionality. Then we’ll discuss the ethical implications of these tools in their original contexts and how they do or do not align with the values of our organizations and our communities.

Register for the webinar is now closed.

Access the recording and notes for the roundtable here: