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Explaining Digital Forensics for Collecting Institutions

As a Charter Member of the BitCurator Consortium, the MIT Libraries in involved in outreach and education about how digital forensics can be used for understanding digital material and making it accessible.  As a collecting repository, the Institute Archives and Special Collections department of the Libraries has been utilizing and testing digital forensics tools and methods for the past three years.

Kari Smith, Digital Archivist, is a member of the BitCurator Consortium Executive Board and is on the Advisory Board for the BitCurator Access project.  Through her BitCurator Community work, Smith has recently participated as an instructor along with Nancy McGovern and Cal Lee for an advanced Digital Preservation Management Workshop focused on Management Considerations for Digital Forensics: Implementing Tools and Techniques into Digital Preservation Workflows.

Smith will be presenting a three-hour hands-on workshop on using the BitCurator environment for the MIT IAP winter session on Firday January 22, 2016.  Register for IAP Digital Forensics 1/22/16

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