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BCC Membership Committee

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) invites you to explore membership as an opportunity to engage with a growing group of dedicated, community-minded digital archives professionals! Initially founded in 2014 to build a strong community of practice for the Andrew W. Mellon-funded BitCurator projects, the BCC has … Read more →

BitCurator Consortium Presentations

Session 5: Imaging

Laura Alagna, Alex Chassanoff, Dianne Dietrich, Brian Dietz, farrell, Alex Nelson, Shira Peltzman, Paige Walker, Tori Maches

Talk One: To Image or Not to Image: Implementing a staggered transition to logical capture by default (1:30) Tori Maches While creating disk images is best practice for physical storage media, this is not always practical. Disk images represent an increased storage and time commitment … Read more →

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The Other BCC: Appraising and Processing Email

Cal Lee, Kam Woods

Once libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) have established general processes for born-digital materials, they are often confronted with challenges associated with specific file types. The BitCurator environment has long included tools for handling specific data types, including readpst for email stored in PST format. However, … Read more →

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BitCurator Users Forum 2020 Shared Links

Brian Dietz

Looking for a link shared in the chat during a BitCurator Users Forum 2020 session? Follow the link below to see all of the resources shared in the chat over the 4-day Forum.

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Session 4: Access

Carolina Quezada Meneses, Joe Carrano, Kate Dundon, Jess Waggoner

Talk One: Providing Access to the Christine Tamblyn’s Interactive Digital Artworks: A Case Study (00:00:00) Carolina Quezada Meneses As part of my MLIS program internship this year at the UC Irvine Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SCA), I helped provide access to the interactive digital … Read more →

Great Question

Joe Carrano

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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BitCurator-EaaSI Hackathon

Ethan Gates, Hannah Wang

Extensive professional work has gone into using and documenting forensic tools for bit-for-bit preservation of born-digital materials. Less thoroughly documented are practical strategies for how, once legacy material has been made physically and intellectually stable, to make it accessible. The EaaSI project has worked to … 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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Session 3: BitCurator

Arjun Sabharwal, Alison Rhonemus, Hannah Wang

Talk One: BitCurator Environments in Archives: Collaboration Architectures and Workflow for Digital Preservation (00:01:40) Arjun Sabharwal The demand for digital preservation has reached a new milestone with the growth of born-digital records. However, many public institutions and private organizations have not completely grasped the enormity … Read more →

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Session 1: Scalability and Automation

David Cirella, Grete Graf, Lynn Moulton, Joanna White

Talk 1: Scalability, automation and open source tools at the British Film Institute (00:01:53) Joanna White The British Film Institute’s (BFI) National Archive recently started a preservation project to convert 3PB of DPX film scans into FFv1 Matroska video files using automation scripts written by … Read more →

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Session 2: New Horizons

Elizabeth England, David Underdown, Hannah Merwood, and Alex Green

Talk One: DiAGRAM – the Digital Archiving Graphical Risk Assessment Model: quantifying digital preservation risks (00:00:00) David Underdown, Hannah Merwood, Alex Green The last 20 years have seen a wide range of digital preservation good practice established, from OAIS to the NDSA Levels of Preservation. … Read more →

BitCurator Users Forum Virtual Conference, October 13-16, 2020

Registration for the BitCurator Users Forum 2020 closes on October 2, 2020!

BitCurator Consortium

We are proud to offer registration for BUF20 at a sliding scale starting at $0.  This year’s Forum features four days of programming. Sessions will be non-concurrent (single-stream) and will run live starting at 11am ET. Each day will include a variety of opportunities for … Read more →

How We Use It Here: Webinars by, for, and about the BitCurator Community

Annalise Berdini

The BCC Membership Committee is excited to announce a new concept for ongoing training and education on digital curation tools and workflows: the How We Use it Here webinar series.

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The Sleuth Kit

The Sleuth Kit

The Sleuth Kit® (TSK) is a library and collection of command line tools that allow you to investigate disk images. The core functionality of TSK allows you to analyze volume and file system data. The library can be incorporated into larger digital forensics tools and … Read more →

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The Forensics Wiki

Simson Garfinkel

The Forensics Wiki is a Creative Commons-licensed wiki devoted to information about digital forensics.

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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Digital Forensics and Archives

BitCurator Consortium

How do you secure and preserve the digital historical record? How do you collect it without changing it? More than 90% of our public and private records—from the news to literary archives, and from scientific discoveries to architectural plans—originate as digital files today. Like any … Read more →

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Digital Corpora

Simson Garfinkel is a website of digital corpora for use in computer forensics education research. All of the disk images, memory dumps, and network packet captures available on this website are freely available and may be used without prior authorization or IRB approval. We also have … Read more →

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DFXML Library

Simson Garfinkel

Digital Forensics XML (DFXML) is the effort to create an XML schema to allow for easy interoperability between different forensic tools.

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BitCurator Quickstart Guide

BitCurator Consortium

The Quickstart Guide includes detailed instructions to assist you in setting up the BitCurator virtual machine (and/or installing the environment on a dedicated host) and help you get started with common tools in the environment.

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Membership is open to libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions worldwide that seek a collaborative community within which they may explore and apply forensics approaches and solutions to their digital collections.

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