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Welcome to Kam Woods' site.

I am a Research Scientist at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research interests include long-term digital preservation, private and sensitive data analysis and redaction, and the application of digital forensics tools and techniques to archival and preservation data management. (Read full bio)

Recent Presentations and Events[edit]

A comprehensive list of past presentations (including media and links) can be found on my Presentations page. Recent events and presentations are shown below.


  • Digital Curation and Digital Forensics at UNC SILS – Recent Activities. Open Preservation Foundation Annual Meeting 2016. The Hague, Netherlands. June 1, 2016. (Slides)
  • BCA-Webtools: Accessing and Visualizing Disk Images in a Web Browser. CurateGear 2016. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. January 14, 2016. (Slides).


  • Functional Access to Forensic Disk Images in a Web Service. Kam Woods. iPRES 2015. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. November 3, 2015. (Slides)
  • Bitstream Confidential - Considerations and Approaches to Curating Potentially Sensitive Personal Data in Collections. Kam Woods (with Christopher A. Lee). Personal Digital Archiving 2015. Los Angeles, CA. April 24, 2015. (Slides)
  • BitCurator Access lightning talk. Kam Woods. CurateGEAR Symposium. Chapel Hill, NC. January 7, 2015. (Slides)

Recent Publications[edit]

Visit my complete Publications page. A selection of recent conference, journal, and other publications can be found below.

The documents distributed here are self-archived as a means to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work on a noncommercial basis. Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the publishers and/or the authors, notwithstanding that they have offered their works here electronically. Versions provided here may be draft preprints of published papers; the published versions should be considered definitive. See also my ResearchGate profile, Google Scholar profile, DBLP, CiteSeer, and ACM author listing.

Conference and Journal Papers
White Papers and Technical Publications

Current Research[edit]

At University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill:

  • Info on new projects coming shortly (October 2016...)

Past Research and Projects[edit]

A complete list of research and projects is on my Research page.

At University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill:

Interviews, Live Events, and 'Cast Presentations[edit]

  • Interview for Nature article "Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library" Nature link
  • Interview for The Signal (Library of Congress Digital Preservation Blog) The Signal link
  • BitCurator Access talk at CurateGEAR 2015 YouTube link
  • BitCurator Promo for UNC School of Information and Library Science YouTube link
  • PDA 2011: Forenics, Privacy, and Archiving Presentation Link


Courses taught as instructor and/or co-instructor at UNC SILS.

  • Spring 2014 - INLS 465 - IT for Digital Collections
  • Fall 2013 - INLS 690 - Digital Forensics for Archives (with Cal Lee)
  • Spring 2011 - INLS 465 - Information Technology for Digital Collections (with Cal Lee)
  • Spring 2011 - INLS 525 - Electronic Records Management (with Cal Lee)

You can also see a complete list of courses I have taught.

Find Me Online[edit]

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