In this post, Craig Ball continues to highlight the myriad benefits of native productions. This post right here is the exact reason why Craig’s posts are so useful and informative. He offers up the full, anonymized text of an actual declaration he made to a federal court on behalf of a Defendant who objected to production in TIFF format with load files.
A common argument in support of image-based productions is that images better support per page bates stamping. Craig makes the case for how native productions support bates numbers so succinctly one would ever wonder why they produced images. And the benefits with regards to cost and burden reduction easily swing the pendulum in favor of native format. A must read for those in the eDiscovery trenches.
I think Craig sees the future. And that future is one where image-based productions are as archaic as the bates numbering machine in the featured image of this post.