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The BitCurator environment is an Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution geared towards the needs of archivists and librarians. It includes a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help collecting institutions process born-digital materials.

BitCurator is widely used across libraries and archives to prepare digital material for long-term access and preservation. This webinar, an output of the BitCuratorEdu project, is an overview of the BitCurator environment for instructors interested in teaching BitCurator in the classroom.

The BitCuratorEdu project is a three-year effort funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. This project is a partnership between Educopia Institute and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with CoSA and several Masters-level programs in library and information science.

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Webinar content:

00:00:00 Katherine Skinner: Introduction to BitCuratorEdu project
00:03:45 Cal Lee: Introduction to BitCuratorEdu webinars
00:06:24 BitCurator and the BitCurator Consortium
00:48:52 Acquisition, Reporting, Redaction, and Metadata Export tools within BitCurator
01:01:45 Live demonstrations of tools within the BitCurator environment
01:16:00 Q&A