BitCurator Webinar Series: Working with External Media in BitCurator

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Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Before scanning for PII or analyzing a file tree, the digital archivist must first be able to read and transfer data from the original storage media to a long-term sustainable format. Accessing data on original media–especially for legacy media such as 5.25”, 3.5” and Zip disks–can often present a challenge and may require specialized hardware. This webinar covers the various methods and hardware tools required to capture forensic disk images from a wide variety of media types for use within the BitCurator environment. Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of media reader devices for legacy media, including the Kryoflux and FC5025 floppy drive controllers

  • Using media devices with BitCurator running as a virtual machine

  • How and why to use a write-blocker in digital acquisition

  • An introduction to the Forensics Recovery of Evidence Device (FRED), a computer system designed for the acquisition and imaging of a broad array of external and internal media, now frequently used by digital archivists in collecting institutions

There are no prerequisites for this webinar; however, it is designed for users already familiar with the basic operations of the BitCurator environment. The webinar will be roughly one hour with 10 minutes for Q&A at the end.