The BitCurator Consortium will hold its BitCurator Users Forum 2018, Living on the Edge: Extending Digital Forensics into New Sectors September 13-14 at the University of California, Los Angeles. From the call for proposals:
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.
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 20, 2018.