What To Say About Metadata?

I’ve been working on an outline for a presentation I’m going to be doing to some records management folks later this month. I’m planning on helping them grasp some of the technical aspects of ediscovery, metadata, forensics, etc. I’ll probably do some hands-on with file recovery tools, Md5 hashes, and how copying or moving a file can impact the metadata, along with some general information about what metadata is and what it means.

I’ll probably also talk a bit about ediscovery from the cloud and social networks as well, without getting into the legal questions that are still sort of getting sorted out, since I’m not a lawyer.

My question for you, dear reader, is what else should I be thinking about? If you are, or know people in records management, what should they know, or what do they have questions about? I’d love to get some more ideas for areas to cover, so if you have any suggestions, leave a comment!

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