The BitCurator Consortium was pleased to facilitate a free, public virtual event called Great Question! on April 23, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4). The recording is available below, along with a “transcript” (Airtable database) of the questions raised and answers shared. … Read more →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.