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Welcome to Kam Woods' site.

My research interests include long-term digital preservation, applications of machine learning and digital forensics tools and techniques to archival and preservation data management, and private and sensitive data identification and redaction. Read my full bio here.

  • Find my software projects and contributions on GitHub.
  • Find links to contact me at the bottom of this page.

Research and Projects

A complete list of research and projects is on my Research page. Recent work linked below.

Presentations and Events

Visit my complete Presentations page. A selection of recent events and presentations are shown below.


  • CARASCAP Project Overview. Public Access Colloquium. Nov 30, 2021. Slides


  • The Other BCC: Appraising and Processing Email. BitCurator User Forum 2020 Workshop. October 16, 2020 Slides
  • General Review of Project Updates. RATOM August Update. August 6, 2020. Slides
  • Demo and Software Development Updates. RATOM Advisory Board Meeting Update. July 23, 2020. Slides
  • New Tools and Techniques to Analyze and Manage Email in Archives. RATOM OPFCON Lightning Talk. June 9, 2020. Slides
  • RATOM (Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail) Project Overview. CNI 2020 Virtual Meeting presentation. April 2, 2020. Slides YouTube
  • Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail Project. COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) Webinar. March 31, 2020. Slides


  • Tackling Archival Email with Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. NDSA Digital Preservation, 2019. Slides
  • Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail (RATOM). November 13, 2019. Overview and recording link
  • NLP and Machine Learning for Born-Digital Materials Part 2 (Collections Containing Email). Learn@DLF 2019. October 23, 2019. Slides

Interviews, Live Events, and Webcasts

  • 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
  • Personal Digital Archiving 2011: Forensics, Privacy, and Archiving Presentation Link


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
Book Chapters
  • Chassanoff, Alexandra, Kam Woods and Christopher A. Lee. "Digital Preservation Metadata for Disk Image Access." In Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners: Implementing PREMIS. Edited by Angela Dappert, Rebecca Squire Guenther, and Sébastien Peyrard, 99-109. Cham: Springer, 2017.


Visit the courses pages for a list of courses I've taught (and/or co-taught) at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and for professional development.

Find Me Online