The word ‘discovery’ causes anxiety in some, and the term “e-discovery” is even scarier to some. Somehow, despite the fact that we use technology on a daily basis, there is still resistance to incorporating digital evidence into a case. This interesting information came from Mondaq in their article, “E-Discovery Doesn’t Have To Be A Dirty Word.”

Some of that anxiety is based on an illusive definition of e-discovery. E-discovery is actually a general term used to describe two separate, yet related, activities involving electronically stored information. One is the collection of said information through digital forensics to preserve the integrity and admissibility of the evidence. The other is the production and review during the course of a case. Now, that wasn’t so scary.

All records management systems need a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.