E-discovery is the exchange of information in electronic format (often referred to as electronically stored information or ESI). This data is usually retrieved with the intent to use as evidence in a civil or criminal case. It is subject to local rules, and agreed-upon processes, and is often reviewed for privilege and relevance before being turned over to opposing counsel.
With ever changing technology, converting e-discovery has become one of the most common support services we provide. Anything from e-mail, text messages, calendar files, websites, databases, audio files, spreadsheets, word documents and even our cell phones carry electronic files.
While converting e-discovery, we can extract available metadata. Did you know that there are two type of metadata? There is structural metadata and descriptive metadata. Structural metadata is data about the containers of data. Descriptive metadata uses individual instances of application data or the data content.
The main purpose of metadata is to facilitate in the discovery of relevant information, more often classified as resource discovery. Metadata helps organize electronic resources, provide digital identification, and helps support archiving and preservation of the resource.
With our expertise, you'll find that navigating through this type of evidence will be easier than you think. We can convert most types of electronic files to TIFF or PDF and create batch load files and include metadata specific to your firm's viewing platform.