practice // values : situating digital forensics tools in archives

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We'll explore the role of the archivist in mediating between tools and born-digital content and the ethical implications of these tools.

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The application of digital forensics tools in born-digital archiving was born out of a need to find and implement tools that fulfill the processing needs of digital stewards. The practical implementation of these tools has often been driven by the affordances of technology, rather than the needs of donors, archives, and patrons. This roundtable will first explore the role of the archivist in mediating between tools and born-digital content - through the selection of tools and the application of their functionality. Then we’ll discuss the ethical implications of these tools in their original contexts and how they do or do not align with the values of our organizations and our communities.

We are excited to welcome Snowden Becker, Monique Lassere, Keith Pendergrass, and Yvonne Ng to discuss their experiences mediating between software tools and born-digital materials and the ethical considerations of this work.

For more information about this event, see here: https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/roundtable-2-practice-values-situating-digital-forensics-tools-archives

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