Why Digital Forensics

Managing born-digital acquisitions is becoming a top concern in research libraries, archives, and museums worldwide, as more than 90% of content created today is digital in its original form. Information curators in many fields are struggling to stabilize, analyze, and ensure the integrity and viability of digital content for current and future users. From creating disk images to redacting PII, the practices of digital forensics are crucial in the lifecycle management of born-digital content. The BitCurator environment is being used by curators worldwide to manage born-digital collections. Continuing research and development is expanding the possibilities of how BitCurator can be used. New developments are regularly shared with the entire cultural heritage community.