BitCurator 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 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.
Find more details about specific programs available in BitCurator on our software page.
|BitCurator Virtual Machine (v1.0.0)|
|BitCurator Installation ISO (v1.0.0)|
|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.
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.