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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The Forensics Wiki is a Creative Commons-licensed wiki devoted to information about digital forensics.
DigitalCorpora.org 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 →
Digital Forensics XML (DFXML) is the effort to create an XML schema to allow for easy interoperability between different forensic tools.
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.
The BitCurator Consortium Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of publications and presentations related to digital forensics and its applications in libraries, archives, and museums.
The BitCurator Wiki is the repository for community documentation on the BitCurator environment. It is maintained by the BCC Documentation & Training Committee.