Digital Forensics on a shoestring: a case study from the University of Victoria

Date

2015-01-21

Authors

Durno, John
Trofimchuk, Jerry

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Publisher

Code4Lib Journal

Abstract

While much has been written on the increasing importance of digital forensics in archival workflows, most of the literature focuses on theoretical issues or establishing best practices in the abstract. Where case studies exist, most have been written from the perspective of larger organizations with well-resourced digital forensics facilities. However organizations of any size are increasingly likely to receive donations of born-digital material on outdated media, and a need exists for more modest solutions to the problem of acquiring and preserving their contents. This case study outlines the development of a small-scale digital forensics program at the University of Victoria using inexpensive components and open source software, funded by a $2000 research grant from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

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Keywords

digital forensics, digital archaeology, digital preservation

Citation

Durno, J & Trofimchuk, J (2015) Digital Forensics on a shoestring: a case study from the University of Victoria. Code4Lib Journal 27. Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10279