SOLD OUT: BitCurator and Digital Forensics in Digital Preservation Workflows

Speaker Porter Olsen
Porter Olsen is a research faculty member at the University of Maryland's Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) where he is the Community Lead on the BitCurator project, an Andrew W. Mellon funded effort to bring digital forensics tools and techniques to collecting institutions working with born-digital material. ...

Porter Olsen is a research faculty member at the University of Maryland's Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) where he is the Community Lead on the BitCurator project, an Andrew W. Mellon funded effort to bring digital forensics tools and techniques to collecting institutions working with born-digital material. Simultaneously, he is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Maryland studying digital humanities and postcolonial literature.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.

Please note: Because this workshop is being offered at a reduced price through special grant funding to support local collecting institutions, registration will be limited to those currently working in not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available historical records. Only one representative from each institution will be admitted, so please coordinate registrations accordingly. Note also that payment will be required on registration. Your registration will not be considered valid until payment has been submitted.

This workshop introduces attendees to key digital forensics concepts and how those concepts can be integrated into digital preservation workflows. We will use the open source digital forensics tools integrated into the BitCurator Environment to apply these concepts in a real-world collecting institution setting. Specifically, attendees will learn how to create forensic images (bit-for-bit copies of data from external media), scan a disk image for sensitive information, generate digital forensics metadata at the disk and file level, and analyze the contents of a disk image using the BitCurator reports. In addition to software tools, we will discuss digital forensics hardware such as write-blockers and the hardware tools available for accessing data on legacy media.

Who should attend?
Librarians, archivists and those working at collecting institutions that have born-digital materials.

Objectives:
- Understand foundational digital forensics concepts
- Be able to create forensics disk images
- Generate digital forensics metadata and the BitCurator reports

 

This event was made possible with funds from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Tue, Jul. 29, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

Event has ended

Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003