The BitCurator Access project developed tools to help libraries, archives, and museums provide web-based and local access to born-digital materials held on disk images. BitCurator Access tools simplify access to raw and forensically-packaged disk images, allowing users to incorporate these objects into access environments while preserving original order and relevant environmental context. Using open source digital forensics software libraries, these tools enable detailed analysis of file and file system provenance, quality and accessibility of files, metadata in files and the file system, and residual or hidden data.
BitCurator Access focused on four areas of interest related to accessing born-digital collections:
- Web-based access to raw and forensically packaged disk images
- Redaction of file items, metadata and hidden data from disk images
- OS and executable virtualization for legacy disk images
- Transforming and using digital forensics metadata in collecting environments
BitCurator Access Webtools
BitCurator Access Redaction
The bitcurator-access-redaction project includes a disk image redaction tool and a Python API to construct your own redaction tools.
|Quickstart Guide (bitcurator-access-redaction) Installing and using bitcurator-access-redaction.|
Virtualized Access Environments
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The source in the BitCurator Access GitHub repositories is GPL v3 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.
Development, Funding, and Partners
The BitCurator development team is hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported the BitCurator project (a partnership between UNC SILS and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) through September 2014, and the BitCurator Access project through September 2016. A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently supports the BitCurator NLP project (2016-2018).