Registration open for 'From the Toolbox: BitCurator Digital Forensics workshop' 29 May, Vienna

Becky McGuinness becky at OPENPRESERVATION.ORG
Mon Apr 20 10:08:55 EDT 2015

*Registration is now open for our next event 'From the Toolbox: BitCurator
Digital Forensics workshop' which takes place on 29 May, at the AIT
Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna.*


This one-day OPF workshop offers the opportunity to learn how digital
forensics and the use of disk images can support your digital preservation
workflows. Supported by expert facilitators Cal Lee and Kam Woods from the
University of North Carolina, participants will get hands-on experience
using the BitCurator <> tools including the
latest developments with BitCurator Access
<>. The BitCurator
Environment is a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis
tools to help collecting institutions (libraries, archives, and museums)
process and provide access to born-digital materials.


The agenda and further information about the event is available on the OPF
wiki page:

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for archivists, manuscript curators, librarians
or others who are responsible for acquiring, transferring and/or providing
access collections of born-digital materials, particularly those that are
received on removable media. We will assume that participants are familiar
with basic digital curation issues and practices.

Though it is not mandatory, participants will ideally know how to create
disk images; generate and verify cryptographic hashes of files; and examine
the contents of a file in a hex editor. It will also be helpful to
understand the role and purpose of filesystems, file headers, and file
signatures. Knowledge of Linux command line operations will also be
beneficial, but is not a necessary prerequisite to participation. We'll be
on hand to help with tasks, and many of the tools have graphic user

Why attend?

Participants will learn about and get experience using BitCurator
environment tools that can assist with various aspects of digital curation,
including pre-imaging data triage; forensic disk imaging; file system
analysis and reporting; identification of private and individually
identifying information; and export of technical and other metadata. They
will also learn about tools that are currently available but undergoing
significant further development for providing access to data from disk
images and redacting sensitive content. Participants should leave with a
practical understanding of how to apply these tools in their own
institutions and with contacts in peer institutions who are undertaking
similar work.


OPF members are invited to attend free of charge. The price for non-members
is 75 Euros.

Kind Regards,

Becky McGuinness | Community Manager
@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1

*Open Preservation Foundation*
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