Webinar: ‘Getting Started with Disk Imaging’


NDSR Art Webinar: Getting Started with Disk Imaging
Tues, Jul 9, 2019
12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Registration is free and open to all.

This webinar, featuring Ben Fino-Radin, founder and lead conservator of Small Data Industries, introduces the concept of Disk Imaging, focusing on the why, when, how and the long-term. The presentation will address the questions: Why make disk images? Should I use checksums? When should I do one versus the other? Or when to do both? Following this, Ben will demonstrate the intake and technical process for creating a disk image using FTK Imager software. The discussion will then focus on the ‘What next?’ by discussing the best options for the long-term storage and stability of this preserved data.

A recording of the webinar will also be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.


Ben Fino-Radin is the founder of Small Data Industries, a lab whose mission is to support and empower people to safeguard the permanence and integrity of the world’s artistic record. Before founding Small Data Industries, Ben served as Associate Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where in addition to the conservation of digital art, he managed the design and development of the institution’s digital repository. Prior to this, Ben led preservation initiatives at Rhizome as their Digital Conservator. He holds a MSLIS and MFA in Digital Art from Pratt Institute, and has served as an adjunct at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program.