Mailing List Message #114529
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: BitCurator Users Forum: Call for Proposals
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:47:30 -0400
This announcement will be of interest to many in the CNI community - the BitCurator Users Forum is an annual meeting focusing on digital forensics. Proposals deadline has been extended to April 30.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI

Call for Proposals

BitCurator Users Forum 2018

Living on the Edge: Extending Digital Forensics into New Sectors
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) invites proposals for the 2018 BitCurator Users Forum, to be held September 13-14 at the University of California, Los Angeles. An international, community-led organization with 27 member institutions, the BCC promotes and supports the application of digital forensics tools and practices in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations.
As cultural heritage institutions borrow and adapt forensic techniques from criminal investigation, repurposing these context-specific forensic tools raises new questions and possibilities for engaging with born-digital materials. We want to hear your experiences and visions of how digital forensics affects your work. In previous BitCurator Users Forums we have focused on sharing strategies, approaches, and best practices for using digital forensics tools and methods within processing workflows in archives, libraries, and museums. While we still encourage proposals in these topic areas, this year we are seeking to expand the scope and discussions on digital forensics to new areas including, but not limited to personal digital archiving, digital humanities research, and data privacy. We particularly welcome participation from organizations and individuals working outside of academic and special collections libraries, as well as individuals working outside of the United States.
Please note that the BitCurator Users Forum is open to all. You don't need to be a BCC member to submit a proposal and/or attend the event.
The first day of the BitCurator Users Forum will feature an introduction to digital forensics workshop aimed at practitioners who are just getting started working with digital forensics tools and methods. This workshop will include an overview of digital forensics concepts, and will mostly focus on hands-on exercises and activities. For attendees looking to dive a little deeper into specific topics or issues, day one will also feature a “Let’s-Do-This-a-thon”--a collaborative working session for which we are seeking suggestions of topics, hare-brained project ideas, problems, issues, etc. We invite submissions in advance (more details below) but will provide time at the beginning of day one for attendees to self-organize around topics and interests. The second day will include a mix of panels, presentations, and lightning talks.
We invite proposals for the following session formats:
  • “Let’s-do-this-a-thon” working sessions
  • Presentations
  • Panels
  • Lightning Talks

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