The BitCurator Environment is a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help collecting institutions (libraries, archives, and museums) process born-digital materials. BitCurator supports positive digital preservation outcomes using software (see our Software page) and practices adopted from the digital forensics community.
- Create forensic disk images: Disk images packaged with metadata about devices, file systems, and the creation process.
- Analyze files and file systems: View details on file system contents from a wide variety of file systems.
- Extract file system metadata: File system metadata is a critical link in the chain of custody and in records of provenance.
- Identify and redact sensitive information: Locate private and sensitive information on digital media and prepare materials for public access.
- Identify and remove duplicate files: Know what files to keep and what can be discarded.
|BitCurator Virtual Machine (v1.3.3)|
|BitCurator Installation ISO (v1.3.3)|
|Quickstart Guide Walk through installation and BitCurator use.|
|The BitCurator Community Get support and speak with members of the team.|
Virtual Machine Login
BitCurator ships with a default user. We suggest you change the password when working in production environments!
Software in our Github repository is GNU GPLv3 licensed. This wiki, documentation, and other materials generated by the BitCurator team are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). All other software included in the BitCurator environment is distributed in accordance with original licenses.
BitCurator is hosted at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS). Original support for the BitCurator project was provided by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ongoing support for BitCurator is provided by the BitCurator Consortium in association with the Educopia Institute. Current funding for the BitCurator Access project is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Visit here to see more information on current and former BitCurator team members and contributors.
Research, development, and project management was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) between September 2010 and September 2014.