BitCurator Users Forum 2021

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.

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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 →

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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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Session 4: Troubleshooting

Nick Krabbenhoeft, Ben Turkus, and Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Caroline Gil Rodríguez

Restart It Again: Troubleshooting in Context Nick Krabbenhoeft, Ben Turkus, and Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Caroline Gil Rodríguez Troubleshooting isn’t something that should be approached haphazardly. And unfortunately, there is little available training in how to bring systematic thinking to solving problems in … Read more →

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Session 5: Access and Discoverability

Shelly Black, North Carolina State University; Annalise Berdini, Princeton University; Greg Cram, The New York Public Library; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa

Virtual Reading Rooms: Remote Access in Ethical and Responsible Ways Shelly Black, North Carolina State University; Annalise Berdini, Princeton University; Greg Cram, The New York Public Library Virtual reading rooms provide remote, mediated access to digitized and born-digital archival materials held by cultural heritage institutions. … Read more →

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Session 6: Tools and Demos Showcase

Ethan Gates, Yale University Library; Sally DeBauche, Stanford University; Gregory Wiedeman, University at Albany, SUNY; Brian Dietz, NC State University Libraries

What Would You QEMU? Ethan Gates, Yale University Library QEMU (Quick EMUlator) is a powerful open-source program for emulation and virtual machine management. In this lightning talk, I will discuss its potential application in digital archive and curation workflows, including: running BitCurator in a virtual … Read more →

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Workshop: Intro to Digital Forensics/BitCurator

Amy Berish, Rockefeller Archive Center; David Cirella, Yale University; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa; Katie Martin, Rockefeller Archive Center; Hannah Wang, Educopia Institute

Intro to Digital Forensics/BitCurator Amy Berish, Rockefeller Archive Center; David Cirella, Yale University; Satya Miller, University of Ottawa; Katie Martin, Rockefeller Archive Center; Hannah Wang, Educopia Institute In the past, the “Intro to Digital Forensics” class has provided a brief introduction to digital forensics and … Read more →

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Workshop: Legal & Ethical Due Diligence for Providing Access to Born-Digital Collections

Kate Dundon, University of California Santa Cruz; Jessika Drmacich, Williams College

Legal & Ethical Due Diligence for Providing Access to Born-Digital Collections Kate Dundon, University of California Santa Cruz; Jessika Drmacich, Williams College In February 2020, the DLF Born-Digital Access Working Group (BDAWG) identified a need for practical guidance for practitioners in considering legal and ethical … Read more →

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BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: Digital Preservation & Curation Training Roundtable

Jessica Farrell, BitCurator Consortium; Sharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation Coalition; Lauren Sorensen, Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network; Hannah Wang, BitCuratorEdu Project

A panel discussion on recent studies and efforts in continuing education to provide training in digital preservation and curation to practitioners.

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Session 1: Remote Workflows

Christina Velazquez Fidler, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Andrew Diamond, APTrust; Elena Colón-Marrero, Computer History Museum; Kiera Sullivan, UC San Diego Library; Tori Maches, UC San Diego Library

DARTing to the Future: Remote File Transfers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Christina Velazquez Fidler, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Andrew Diamond, APTrust During the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, The Bancroft Library explored how to best continue the acquisition and transfer of born … Read more →

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BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: BitCurator Advocacy Workshop

Nick Connizzo, Independent Archivist; Nancy McGovern, MIT; Kelsey O’Connell, Northwestern University; Kari Smith, MIT; Hannah Wang, BitCuratorEdu Project

A workshop on creating an advocacy plan for installing and implementing BitCurator at your school or institution, based on the BitCurator advocacy talking points developed by the BitCuratorEdu team and partners. The project team will introduce the BitCurator Talking Points Database and walk through different advocacy scenarios … Read more →

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BitCuratorEdu Educators Summit: Getting Started: Independent Learning with Digital Forensics Tools

Amy Berish, Rockefeller Archive Center; Jerman Brenning, Mid Sweden University; Alison Rhonemus, New York Public Library; Tessa Walsh, Artefactual

A panel discussion on independent learning with BitCurator, including some technical aspects of how to get started and transitioning from being a student to a practitioner.

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BUF2021 Registration Closes October 1st!

BCC Program Committee

Registration is Closing Soon! Registration for the  BitCurator Users Forum 2021 closes October 1st, 2021! We are proud to offer registration for BitCurator Users Forum 2021 at a sliding scale starting at $0. New this year, we have introduced group rates: discounted rates for groups … Read more →

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BUF2021 Registration is Open!

BCC Program Committee

The BCC Program Committee is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum and Educators’ Summit! Registration Now Open! We are proud to offer registration for BitCurator Users Forum 2021 at a sliding scale starting at $0. New this year, … Read more →

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BitCurator Users Forum 2021 – Preliminary Program Now Available

Margo Padilla, Lourdes Johnson

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program is now available for the BitCurator Users Forum 2021. The Forum will be held virtually October 12-14, 2021. Each day will include workshops, lightning talks, and themed sessions on starting from scratch, iteration and … Read more →

BitcuratorEdu Educators' Summit

Save the Date: 2021 BitCurator Educators’ Summit

Hannah Wang

The BitCuratorEdu team in collaboration with the BitCurator Consortium is excited to announce a virtual symposium following the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum! The BitCuratorEdu Educators’ Summit will bring together digital curation practitioners, peer trainers, and graduate students with library and information science instructors from both … Read more →

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BitCurator Users Forum 2021 – Call for Proposals

Brian Dietz

The BCC Program Committees invites proposals for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum, to be held virtually October 12-14, 2021. An international, community-led organization with 35 member institutions, the BCC promotes and supports the application of digital archives tools and practices in libraries, archives, museums, and … Read more →

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Save the Date: BUF2021 Will Be the Week of October 11, 2021

Brian Dietz

The BCC Program Committee invites you to mark off the week of October 11, 2021 for the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum. Due to the uncertainty of public health and travel budgets, and to make scheduling more direct for the Program Committee, like last year, the … Read more →

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