The BitCurator project brings open source digital forensics tools and techniques to collecting institutions. BitCurator packages these technologies in an environment where users can create forensically-packaged disk images, perform sophisticated triage tasks on born-digital materials, extract and transform metadata, and redact sensitive information.
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The BitCurator environment is currently available as a virtual machine and as an ISO image. The default username and password for the BitCurator environment are both "bcadmin".Download the BitCurator 0.2.4 Virtual Machine
A ready-to-run Linux (Ubuntu 12.04LTS) environment. Windows users will need a utility such as 7zip to extract the files.Download BitCurator 0.2.4 Installation ISO.
An installable version of the BitCurator environment. You may also use it to create a custom VM, or create a bootable image using Pendrive Linux's Universal USB installer.Source Code and Packages
Our public source code repository includes code, scripts, documentation, .deb packages that are incorporated into our distributed environment.
BitCurator project documentation. Here you will find installation guides for the virtual machine and ISO, project requirements, and developer documentation as it becomes available.Main documentation page Frequently Asked Questions
This section includes general answers about the scope and utility of the project, notes on resolving common issues, and other helpful items.Requirements and Design Docs
If you don't see what you're looking for in the FAQs, feel free to request an invite and post questions to the BitCurator users email list. Someone will get back to you shortly! Don't have a Google Groups account? You can email us directly via the link on our Contact Page, and we'll add you to the list.
The BitCurator project is a joint effort 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). BitCurator is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.