Best Practices for Metadata Preservation: EDRM, Part 5

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

While previous posts looking into the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, have taken a look at each of the nine stages of the EDRM, we would like to take this post to look more closely into an often-overlooked aspect of Preservation: metadata preservation. Loosely defined as “data about data,” metadata has traditionally been considered just a few basic details like date created or modified, author, website url, or time sent. It can also include complex details like Excel spreadsheet formulas or other data that does not easily print out or appear in converted TIFF or PDF formats. Since the smallest details are often the key to proving relevance and importance of electronic information, it’s essential to know the best practices for metadata preservation. […]