SAA: We’re All Digital Archivists: Forensic Techniques in Everyday Practice

At the recent Society of American Archivists annual conference, I was fortunate enough to present as part of a panel discussing the application of digital forensics in an archival setting. I touched on the work I’ve been doing with the D-Recs committee and on developing the forensics workflows that I’ve discussed previously. My co-presenters, Cal Lee, Don Mennerich, and Christie Peterson, discussed different aspects related to digital forensics in archives, from learning forensics techniques to an overview of current research in the field. I highly recommend checking out the audio for the session, which is available on our shared drive.

The Signal Interview
As a result of my presentation, I was asked to do an interview with Trevor Owens for The Signal, the Library of Congress blog on digital preservation. The interview went live last week and touches on some points I made during my presentation as well as current and future D-Team projects. I hope you enjoy it!

DREC Committee Meeting Notes- January 24, 2014

DREC Committee Meeting Notes- January 24, 2014

Location: Conference Room

Attendance:

Committee members: Sibyl Schaefer, Laura Montgomery, Hillel Arnold, Patrick Galligan, Suzie Irving, Mary Ann Quinn

Observing RAC Staff member attendees: Carol Radovich, Bethany Antos

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DREC Committee Meeting Notes- November 7, 2013

DREC Committee Meeting Notes- November 7, 2013

Location: Conference Room

Attendance:

Committee members: Sibyl Schaefer, Laura Montgomery, Suzie Havranek, Hillel Arnold, Mary Ann Quinn, Lucas Buresch, Patrick Galligan

Observing RAC Staffmember attendees: Bob Battaly, Bethany Antos, Beth H. Jaffe-Davis, Marisa Vassari, Julia Welby, Kristen Spad

Agenda:

  1. Archivematica/AT integration
  2. Overview of Asian Cultural Council accession process
  3. Discussion of the brown bag lunch series
  4. Beginning processing on FTK
  5. Classes and workshop discussion
  6. Miscellaneous
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Inaugural Northeast Archivematica Users Group meeting

The first NE Archivematica Users Group was held last Friday to great success. There were roughly 20 attendees present, representing institutions like Yale, NYPL (the host of the meeting), Columbia, Harvard Business School, MOMA, and the Frick.

Below are some notes Laura took during the meeting. There is also a shared Google Doc, which was edited and compiled during the meeting by attendees.

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Artefactual visit, March 2013

On Thursday and Friday of last week, we had a visit from Evelyn and Austin of Artefactual Systems, who were here to set up a new version of Archivematica for us to test. This new version has some important functionality which will allow us to present access copies of digitized material online in DIMES.

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