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Preservation Metadata Interest Group

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, US/Pacific

The session will focus on digital forensics, with a talk by BitCurator PI Cal Lee, as well as lightning talks by BitCurator users Jarrett M. Drake (Princeton) and Rebecca Russell and Amanda Focke (Rice). The program provides an opportunity for exchange between the users and developers of the BitCurator tool, as well as those considering digital forensics tools, with the potential to affect ongoing development and application of BitCurator.

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Supporting Digital Curation Activities in Libraries Using the BitCurator Environment
Christopher (Cal) Lee (PI, BitCurator)
When acquiring born-digital materials, librarians often must extract digital materials from media in ways that reflect the rich metadata associated with records and ensure records’ integrity. They must also allow users to make sense of materials and understand their context, while preventing inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data. There are a variety of methods and strategies from the field of digital forensics that can aid this work. This presentation will report on the development and application of digital forensics tools to improve the acquisition, management and access functions of collecting institutions. It will discuss the BitCurator project, as well as formation of the BitCurator Consortium, which will sustain the BitCurator environment and support its user base in the future.

It Takes a System to Curate a Bit: Preservation Planning at the Princeton University Archives
Jarrett M. Drake (Digital Archivist, Princeton University)

Implementing BitCurator at Rice University: Baby Steps to Digital Preservation Glory
Rebecca Russell (Archivist / Special Collections Librarian, Rice University)
Amanda Focke (Assistant Head of Special Collections, Rice University)

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Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

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Note a name change for our group, beginning with this meeting! At the January 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, at the request of the IG chairs, the PARS Executive Committee voted unanimously to change the name of this interest group from “Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata IG” to “Preservation Metadata IG.”

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