Analyzing a disk image of a 12-year old laptop

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Analyzing a disk image of a 12-year old laptop
Detailed description This laptop belonged to an academic researcher and contains a variety of files/file formats that mix professional work and personal information. Third party privacy issues exist with respect to data about research subjects. The goal is to analyze the disk for purposes of identification/description of material and appraisal.
Issue champion Corinne Rogers
Other interested parties
Any other parties who are also interested in applying Issue Solutions to their Datasets.
Possible Solution approaches
  • Use/understand tools available in BitCurator
Context The work of the researcher who owned the laptop is currently in a university archives but remains unprocessed. Analyzing this disk may assist the archives in processing their existing holdings on this individual.
Lessons Learned Notes on Lessons Learned from tackling this Issue that might be useful to inform digital preservation best practice .
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Solutions Reference to the appropriate Solution page(s), by hyperlink.
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appraisal_assessment appraisal_assessment Delete
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