Cal Lee and Kam Woods Conduct BitCurator Workshop in Austria

June 8, 2015

Cal Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Kam Woods, research scientist at SILS, taught a one-day workshop on BitCurator at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna, Austria, in early June. The workshop was sponsored by the Open Preservation Foundation, which seeks to promote best practices for the long-term preservation of digital cultural heritage materials.

During the workshop, participants gained hands-on experience using BitCurator tools, including the latest developments with BitCurator Access. Participants were encouraged to bring disk images from their own collections in an effort to present and discuss real-world use cases faced by institutions. The workshop focused on using the BitCurator environment to 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.

Workshop participants came from five different European countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.