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Glossaries

EDRM has published 7 glossaries of terms related to e-discovery and information governance:

EDRM Glossary

The EDRM Glossary is EDRM's most comprehensive listing of electronic discovery terms, containing 1329 terms. It includes terms from the specialized glossaries listed below as well as terms not in those glossaries.

The terms are listed in alphabetical order with definitions and attributions where available.

EDRM Collection Standards Glossary

The EDRM Collection Standards Glossary is a glossary of 28 terms defined as part of the EDRM Collection Standards.

EDRM Metrics Glossary

The EDRM Metrics Glossary contains definitions for 87 terms used in connection with the updated EDRM Metrics Model published in June 2013.

EDRM Search Glossary

The EDRM Search Glossary is a list of 68 terms related to searching .

EDRM Search Guide Glossary

The EDRM Search Guide Glossary is part of the EDRM Search Guide.  The EDRM Search Guide focuses on the search, retrieval and production of  within the larger e-discovery process described in the EDRM Model.

IGRM Glossary

The IGRM Glossary consists of commonly used Information Governance terms.

The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review

Developed by Maura Grossman of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Gordon Cormack of the University of Waterloo, the Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review contains definitions for 163 terms used in connect with the discovery processes referred to by various terms including Computer Assisted Review, Technology Assisted Review, and Predictive Coding.

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  • Electronically Stored Information or ESI is information that is stored electronically on enumerable types of media regardless the original format in which it was created.
  • Electronically Stored Information: this is an all inclusive term referring to conventional electronic documents (e.g. spreadsheets and word processing documents) and in addition the contents of databases, mobile phone messages, digital recordings (e.g. of voicemail) and transcripts of instant messages. All of this material needs to be considered for disclosure.
  • Electronically Stored Information or ESI is information that is stored electronically on enumerable types of media regardless the original format in which it was created.
  • Electronically Stored Information: this is an all inclusive term referring to conventional electronic documents (e.g. spreadsheets and word processing documents) and in addition the contents of databases, mobile phone messages, digital recordings (e.g. of voicemail) and transcripts of instant messages. All of this material needs to be considered for disclosure.