Christopher (Cal) Lee
University of North Carolina
Many collecting institutions possess and are acquiring born-digital materials. An increasing number of them are creating disk images and extracting various forms of metadata from disks. One resource for carrying out such tasks is the open-source BitCurator environment. The next obvious priority is to provide access to the materials. The BitCurator Access project is developing 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 is developing tools to redact files, file system metadata, and targeted bitstreams within disks or directories. This presentation will provide motivation and background for the BitCurator and BitCurator Access projects, demonstrate the software, and discuss priorities and opportunities for future work.