BitCurator Access | BitCurator January 18, 2015Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Archives technology.
About the project
The BitCurator Access project began on October 1, 2014 and will end on September 30, 2016. Funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, BitCurator Access will develop open-source software that supports the provision of access to disk images through three exploratory approaches: (1) building tools to support web-based services, (2) enabling the export of file systems and associated metadata, (3) and the use of emulation environments. Also closely associated with these access goals is redaction. BitCurator Access will develop tools to redact files, file system metadata, and targeted bitstreams within disks or directories.
BitCurator Access will focus on technologies that simplify access to raw and forensically-packaged disk images; allowing collecting institutions to provide access environments that reflect as closely as possible the original order and environmental context of these materials. The use of forensic technologies will allow for detailed metadata to be generated reflecting the provenance of the materials, the exact nature of the file-level items they contain, and the metadata associated with both file-level items and data not observed within the file system (but still accessible within the original materials).