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This is a developing bibliography of readings in digital curation and digital forensics.


Hannah Wang, Cal Lee


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BitCuratorEdu Bibliography

Afonin, Oleg. “New Security Measures in IOS 11 and Their Forensic Implications.” ElcomSoft Blog (blog), September 7, 2017.


“Archivist’s Guide to KryoFlux,” February 15, 2020.


Bell, Graeme, and Richard Boddington. “Solid State Drives: The Beginning of the End for Current Practice in Digital Forensic Recovery?” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 5, no. 3 (January 1, 2010).


Besser, Howard. “Archiving Aggregates of Individually Created Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement.” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture 42, no. 1 (March 2013): 31–37.


Blanchette, Jean-François. “A Material History of Bits.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62, no. 6 (2011): 1042–57.


Carrier, Brian. File System Forensic Analysis. Boston, Mass.; London: Addison-Wesley, 2005.


Dappert, Angela, Rebecca Squire Guenther, and Sébastien Peyrard, eds. Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners: Implementing PREMIS. Springer International Publishing, 2016.


Duranti, Luciana. “Reliability and Authenticity: The Concepts and Their Implications.” Archivaria 39, no. 0 (February 8, 1995).


Duranti, Luciana, and Barbara Endicott-Popovsky. “Digital Records Forensics: A New Science and Academic Program for Forensic Readiness.” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 5, no. 2 (January 1, 2010).


Durno, John, and University of Victoria Libraries. “Digital Archaeology and/or Forensics: Working with Floppy Disks from the 1980s.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 34 (October 25, 2016).


Elford, Douglas, Nicholas del Pozo, Snezana Mihajlovic, David Pearson, Gerard Clifton, and Colin Webb. “Media Matters: Developing Processes for Preserving Digital Objects on Physical Carriers at the National Library of Australia | National Library of Australia.” Accessed September 21, 2020.


Farmer, Dan, and Wietse Venema. Forensic Discovery. Accessed February 20, 2020.


“FIDO | Forensic Investigation of Digital Objects,” April 30, 2018.


Fino-Radin, Ben. “Art In the Age of Obsolescence.” Medium, December 27, 2016.


Garfinkel, Simson. “Digital Forensics.” American Scientist, February 6, 2017.


Garfinkel, Simson, and David Cox. “Finding and Archiving the Internet Footprint.” NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA, February 10, 2009.


Garfinkel, Simson L. “AFF: A New Format for Storing Hard Drive Images.” Communications of the ACM 49, no. 2 (February 1, 2006): 85–87.


———. “Digital Forensics Research: The next 10 Years.” Digital Investigation, The Proceedings of the Tenth Annual DFRWS Conference, 7 (August 1, 2010): S64–73.


———. “Forensic Feature Extraction and Cross-Drive Analysis.” Digital Investigation, The Proceedings of the 6th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS ’06), 3 (September 1, 2006): 71–81.


Garfinkel, Simson L., Aleatha Parker-Wood, Daniel Huynh, and James Migletz. “An Automated Solution to the Multiuser Carved Data Ascription Problem.” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 5, no. 4 (December 2010): 868–82.


Goldman, Ben. “Bridging the Gap: Taking Practical Steps Toward Managing Born-Digital Collections in Manuscript Repositories | Goldman | RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage.” Accessed September 21, 2020.


Grajeda, Cinthya, Frank Breitinger, and Ibrahim Baggili. “Availability of Datasets for Digital Forensics – And What Is Missing.” Digital Investigation 22 (August 1, 2017): S94–105.


Hansen, Kurt H., and Fergus Toolan. “Decoding the APFS File System.” Digital Investigation 22 (September 1, 2017): 107–32.


Hedstrom, Margaret L., and Christopher A. Lee. “Significant Properties of Digital Objects : Definitions , Applications , Implications,” 1995.


Hedstrom, Margaret, Christopher Lee, Judith Olson, and Clifford Lampe. “‘The Old Version Flickers More’: Digital Preservation from the User’s Perspective.” The American Archivist 69, no. 1 (January 1, 2006): 159–87.


Humanities, Maryland Institute for Technology in the, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Christopher A. Lee, Kam Woods, and Alexandra Chassanoff. “From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions,” September 30, 2013.


Jeong, Doowon, and Sangjin Lee. “Study on the Tracking Revision History of MS Word Files for Forensic Investigation.” Digital Investigation 23 (December 1, 2017): 3–10.


John, Jeremy Leighton. “Adapting Existing Technologies for Digitally Archiving Personal Lives: Digital Forensics, Ancestral Computing, and Evolutionary Perspectives and Tools.” In IPRES 2008. London, UK, 2008.


———. “Digital Forensics and Preservation.” Digital Preservation Coalition, November 1, 2012.


John, Jeremy Leighton, Ian Rowlands, Peter Williams, and Katrina Dean. “Digital Lives: Personal Digital Archives for the 21st Century >> An Initial Synthesis,” March 3, 2010.


Jones, Andrew, and Craig Valli. Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory: Establishing and Managing a Successful Facility. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011.


Jones, Keith J, Richard Bejtlich, and Curtis W Rose. Real Digital Forensics: Computer Security and Incident Response. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2006.


Kirschenbaum, Matthew, Erika Farr, Kari Kraus, Naomi Nelson, Catherine Stollar Peters, Gabriela Redwine, and Doug Reside. “Approaches to Managing and Collecting Born-Digital Literary Materials for Scholarly Use.” Technical Report. National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, May 2009.


Kirschenbaum, Matthew, Erika L. Farr, Kari M. Kraus, Naomi Nelson, Catherine Stollar Peters, Gabriela Redwine, and Doug Reside. “Digital Materiality: Preserving Access to Computers as Complete Environments,” October 5, 2009.


Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. MIT Press, 2008.


Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Richard Ovenden, Gabriela Redwine, and Rachel Donahue. Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections. CLIR Publication, no. 149. Washington, D.C: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2010.


Knight, Gareth. “The Forensic Curator: Digital Forensics as a Solution to Addressing the Curatorial Challenges Posed by Personal Digital Archives.” International Journal of Digital Curation 7, no. 2 (December 6, 2012): 40–63.


Lavagnino, John. “The Analytical Bibliography of Electronic Texts.” In In Joint Annual Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, 180–182, 1996.


Lazorchak, Butch. “Rescuing the Tangible From the Intangible | The Signal.” Webpage, July 2, 2012.


Lee, Christopher A. “Archival Application of Digital Forensics Methods for Authenticity, Description and Access Provision.” In COMMA 2012, 2012.


———. Computer-Supported Elicitation of Curatorial Intent Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 10291 Automation in Digital Preservation, 2010.


———. “Digital Curation as Communication Mediation.” In Handbook of Technical Communication, edited by Alexander Mehler and Laurent Romary. Handbooks of Applied Linguistics, volume 8. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012.


Lee, Christopher A., Alexandra Chassanoff, Kam Woods, Matthew Kirschenbaum, and Porter Olsen. “BitCurator: Tools and Techniques for Digital Forensics in Collecting Institutions.” D-Lib Magazine 18, no. 5/6 (May 2012).


Lee, Christopher A, Porter Olsen, Alexandra Chassanoff, Kam Woods, Matthew Kirschenbaum, and Sunitha Misra. “From Code to Community: Building and Sustaining BitCurator through Community Engagement,” n.d., 42.


Libraries, Bodleian, and John Rylands University Library. “PARADIGM Workbook on Digital Private Papers,” 2007.


McKemmish, Rodney. “When Is Digital Evidence Forensically Sound?” In Advances in Digital Forensics IV, edited by Indrajit Ray and Sujeet Shenoi, 3–15. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2008.


Mellor, Phil, Paul Wheatley, and Derek Sergeant. “Migration on Request, a Practical Technique for Preservation.” In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, edited by Maristella Agosti and Costantino Thanos, 516–26. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2002.


Misra, Sunitha, Christopher A. Lee, and Kam Woods. “A Web Service for File-Level Access to Disk Images.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 25 (July 21, 2014).


Petzold, Charles. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1999.


Prael, Alice. “To Image or Copy -The Compact Disc Digital Audio Dilemma | Saving Digital Stuff.” Saving Digital Stuff: A blog about born-digital archival collections at Yale, December 20, 2016.


Reid, Roger, Gareth Fraser-King, and W. David Schwaderer. “Data Lifecycles and Tiered Storage Architectures.” In Data Lifecycles, 145–67. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2006.


Ries, Thorsten. “The Rationale of the Born-Digital Dossier Génétique: Digital Forensics and the Writing Process: With Examples from the Thomas Kling Archive.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 33, no. 2 (June 1, 2018): 391–424.


Ross, Seamus, and Ann Gow. “Digital Archaeology: Rescuing Neglected and Damaged Data Resources: A JISC/NPO Study within the Electronic Libraries (ELib) Programme on the Preservation of Electronic Materials,” February 1999.


Rothenberg, Jeff. “Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Information.” International Journal of Legal Information 26, no. 1–3 (1998): 1–22.


Thomas, Susan, and Janette Martin. “Using the Papers of Contemporary British Politicians as a Testbed for the Preservation of Digital Personal Archives.” Journal of the Society of Archivists 27, no. 1 (April 1, 2006): 29–56.


Underwood, William E., Marlit Hayslett, Sheila Isbell, Sandra L. Laib, Scott Sherrill, and Matthew Underwood. “Advanced Decision Support for Archival Processing of Presidential Electronic Records: Final Scientific and Technical Report.” Atlanta, GA: Georgia Tech Research Institute, n.d.


Underwood, William E., and Sandra L. Laib. “PERPOS: An Electronic Records Repository and Archival Processing System.” In International Symposium on Digital Curation (DigCCurr 2007). Chapel Hill, NC, 2007.


Waugh, Dorothy. “A Dogged Pursuit: Capturing Forensic Images of 3.5” Floppy Disks.” Practical Technology for Archives (blog), May 29, 2014.


White, Ron. How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, 10th Edition. 10th Edition. Indianapolis, IN: Que Publishing, 2014.


Wiedeman, Gregory. “Practical Digital Forensics at Accession for Born-Digital Institutional Records.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 31 (January 28, 2016).


Woods, Kam, and Geoffrey Brown. “Creating Virtual CD-ROM Collections.” International Journal of Digital Curation 4, no. 2 (October 15, 2009): 184–98.


———. “From Imaging to Access – Effective Preservation of Legacy Removable Media.” In Archiving 2009: Preservation Strategies and Imaging Technologies for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Memory Organizations: Final Program and Proceedings, 213–18. Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2009.


———. “Migration Performance for Legacy Data Access.” International Journal of Digital Curation 3, no. 2 (December 2, 2008): 74–88.


———. “Migration Performance for Legacy Data Access.” International Journal of Digital Curation 3, no. 2 (December 2, 2008): 74–88.


Woods, Kam, and Christopher A. Lee. “Acquisition and Processing of Disk Images to Further Archival Goals.” In Proceedings of Archiving 2012, 147–52. Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2012.


Woods, Kam, Christopher A. Lee, and Simson Garfinkel. “Extending Digital Repository Architectures to Support Disk Image Preservation and Access.” In Proceeding of the 11th Annual International ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries – JCDL ’11, 57. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: ACM Press, 2011.


Woods, Kam, Christopher A. Lee, and Sunitha Misra. “Automated Analysis and Visualization of Disk Images and File Systems for Preservation.” In Proceedings of Archiving 2013. Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2013.


Woods, Kam, Christopher Lee, Oleg Stobbe, Thomas Liebetraut, and Klaus Rechert. “Functional Access to Forensic Disk Images in a Web Service.” In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, School of Information and Library Science, 2015.


Woodyard, Deborah. “Data Recovery and Providing Access to Digital Manuscripts.” Sydney, Australia, 2001.


Yeo, Geoffrey. “‘Nothing Is the Same as Something Else’: Significant Properties and Notions of Identity and Originality.” Archival Science 10, no. 2 (June 1, 2010): 85–116.


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