Do You Have Any More Good Resources about What Lawyers Need to Know about Metadata in Documents?

I’ve found two good articles on metadata this week that I wanted to highlight.
The first is an excellent, detailed article by Craig Ball called “Understanding Metadata” that goes into many of the specific details about metadata in Microsoft Office documents, as well as explaining two descriptive categories of metadata – system metadata and application data. If you want a great “under the hood” look at metadata, this article is the place to start. Evan Schaeffer is also a fan of the article.
The second article focuses more on the evidentiary and procedural rules and case law to-date addressing metadata issues. It’s called “Uncertain and Unseen” by Todd Nunn, of Preston Gates, and a great primer on these issues.
For a good overview primer that points you to some good resources, I still like the Thinking E-discovery column called “Mining the Value from Metadata” that Tom Mighell, Evan Schaeffer and I wrote about a month ago.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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When and Where is the Blogger Meetup at LegalTech NY?

Tom Mighell and I have put together the details for the Sunday evening blogger meetup we’re putting together while we are in New York for the LegalTech conference.

This is going out to everyone who expressed interest in meeting up (bloggers or otherwise) on Sunday night in NYC. Rather than try to find a restaurant that would fit all of us, we decided that you’re on your own for dinner. Let’s meet for drinks at 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton New York’s Bridge Bar. The address is 1335 Avenue of the Americas. It’s just off the lobby. The Hilton is where LegalTech will be held, so hopefully you’ll all be somewhere in the neighborhood. See you Sunday night!

There’s no need to RSVP for the meetup, but you can let Tom or me know that you will be joining us so we can look for you. My guess right now is that there will be ten to twenty people there, but we’ll be happy to have as many people join us as are available. And, no, you don’t have to be a blogger (or a legal blogger) – just pretend that you are thinking about starting a blog.
Just a reminder that I’ll be speaking about Top Trends in Electronic Discovery Technology on Tuesday, January 31 at 3:30 PM as the guest of my friends at Caselogistix.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog)]
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How Do You Think Nonprofits Can Benefit from Blogs and RSS?

Marshall Kirkpatrick interviewed me via Skype IM last night about this question and a wide range of other technology, blogging, RSS, OPML, legal and nonprofit questions. It was a lot of fun.
He’s posted the interview, Communication, Law and Web 2.0, on the Netsquared.org site, where there is a lot of great stuff happening at the intersection of nonprofits and technology, including a cool upcoming conference.
I encourage you to read the interview, of course, but I also hope that you spend some time on the site and see what they are doing and whether there might be ways that you can help.
Net2 - share build collaborate
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Was That Just Your One Thousandth Blog Post I Saw?

Hey, it was! That’s cool. One thousand posts. As some wags who think I write long posts might say, “That must be, what, five million words?”
The third anniversary (or, as some bloggers like to say, the start of my fourth year of blogging) is fast approaching. Since my blog’s birthday is quite close to my birthday, I’m thinking over having another blawgiversary event on my blog this year. Details to come.
Speaking of birthdays . . . earlier this week I became an uncle again, time two, when my wife’s sister and my brother-in-law, Mike and Maureen McLean, became the parents of twins, Ava and Marissa. Everyone is still in the hospital, but it sounds like all is going well. Pretty exciting.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Can You Tell Us More About the “Surviving the Email Avalanche” Webinar You’re Speaking at on February 14?

Surviving the Email Avalanche is a “must-hear” teleconference and webinar presented by the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association on February 14, 2006. The details are available at http://www.abanet.org/litigation/cle/02_14_06.html.
Todd Flaming, Ted Banks, Nancy Flynn and I will be your faculty presenters. To be honest, with this group even the preliminary brainstorming conference we had was highly educational – I learned quite a few new things.
Usability expert Jakob Nielsen wrote in 1999 that, when surveyed, everyone said that they were overwhelmed by the amount of email they received – whether it was 10 or 100 emails a day. Nielesen said, “No matter how much email you get, it is too much and too stressful – and you are behind in dealing with it.” Isn’t it quaint to think back to 1999 when 100 emails seemed like a lot?
In the session, we are going to take a highly practical approach and offer you ideas for dealing with your overflowing inbox at the personal, organizational and policy levels. You will get some great ideas and nothing will help you more with your personal productivity than getting your email under control.
So, get on over the registration site and see if you can attend. We’d definitely enjoy having you be part of the audience.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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