Christensen and d'Albertis collaborated over a period of several months to document best practices and considerations for developing a collection strategy for electronically stored information (ESI). The group formed after attendees at the spring 2013 EDRM meeting discussed how different phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model have developed as standards over time. The group determined that documenting best practices for ESI collection would benefit the e-discovery industry. The team focused on forensic image, custom content/targeted image, non-forensic copy and exports, and harvesting email and non-email records.
Founded in 2005, EDRM creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance, and was established to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market. Since its launch, EDRM has comprised 268 organizations, including 172 service and software providers, 68 law firms, 3 industry groups and 24 corporations involved with e-discovery and information governance.