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Abstract

There is a growing body of work investigating the needs and desires of collecting institutions as they adapt to the acquisition of born-digital materials. The incorporation of digital forensics tools and techniques into digital curation workflows offers great promise for addressing the complexities bound up in ingesting and preserving digital objects at multiple levels of representation. This poster presents preliminary results from ongoing research conducted as part of the BitCurator project, a two-year grant funded initiative to build, test, and analyze systems and software for incorporating digital forensics methods into collecting institutions' workflows. The project arose out of a perceived need in the library, archives, and museum (LAM) communities for better documentation, interfaces, and functionality in processing born-digital archival materials.