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Editors’ Choice: Open Source Digital Forensics Adapted for Archival and Memory Institutions

There have been “dramatic changes in the status of digital forensics within LAMs (Libraries, Archives and Museums) in just a few years”. This is a conclusion of a wide ranging white paper released by the BitCurator Project: From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions.

The BitCurator project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is jointly led by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Cal Lee (SILS) is Principal Investigator and Matthew Kirschenbaum (MITH) is Co-Principal Investigator.

It has been running since 2011 and is aimed at assessing and incorporating techniques and tools designed for digital forensics into the workflows of archival and collection institutions.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rhody based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Maria Ortiz, Angela Zhou, Matthew Lincoln, Daniel Petry, Josh Herron, Amy Rubens, Jeffery Temple, and Cinzia Pusceddu-Gangarosa