To complement our current column by Kelly Friedman on E-Discovery, I thought I’d point folks to a primer on that topic by NASCIO (National Association of State CIO’s), “Seek and Ye Shall Find? State CIOs Must Prepare Now for E-Discovery” [PDF]. The brief closes with this observation:
Since e-discovery efforts hold promise for serving as a strong motivating force for state records management and digital preservation initiatives, NASCIO will address in a forthcoming Research Brief ways in which State CIOs can start and move forward records management and digital preservation initiatives while improving the states’ ability to deal with e-discovery requests.
Something worth law firms’ keeping an eye on, because who couldn’t use help with records management, digital preservation and the ability to deal with e-discovery requests?