We have many great scholarly articles published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. But they are all generally outside of the subject matter of this weblog. Imagine my surprise to find tucked into the Law Day theme issue of the Bar Journal, the article "What Lies Beneath: Native Format Production and Discovery of Metadata in Federal Court" by Elliot Paul Anderson. This is an easy-to-read article on the topic of when discoverable digital evidence must be produced in native format with the metadata intact and when images or other formats are permissable. If you are handling litigation and the prior sentence doesn’t mean much to you, you had better check out this article. Even the most knowledgeable litigator will want to read this article for its list of opinions from trial courts on this issue. Nice work, Mr. Anderson.