Using BitCurator, digital archivists can improve digital preservation outcomes using tools and practices adopted from the digital forensics community. These tasks include:
- Create forensic disk images: Your disk images are packaged with metadata about the device, software, and process used to create them.
- 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 describing provenance.
- Identify and redact sensitive information: Locate private and sensitive information on digital media and prepare the media for ethical public use.
- Identify and remove duplicate files: Know what files to keep and what can be discarded.
Find more details about specific programs available in BitCurator on our software page.
|BitCurator Virtual Machine (v0.8.4)|
|BitCurator Installation ISO (v0.8.4)|
|Quickstart Guide v0.8.4 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.
The BitCurator project is hosted at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). BitCurator is funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The BitCurator.net project website people page has information on the BitCurator team and contributors.