As part of our continuing efforts to make DISCO as easy and intuitive to use as possible, we have streamlined our Production Deduplication choices to three (3). Our updated choices and new naming conventions ensure that you always make the right production decision to meet your matter’s needs.
In order to understand DISCO’s production deduplication options, you must first understand how DISCO deduplicates documents upon ingest. As part of our standard processing, DISCO will deduplicate data across all custodians and data sources while maintaining complete families. This process results in a single record for each member of a family or stand-alone document. All Instances of duplicate data are maintained in DISCO’s data storage but only one record of each document will be displayed for review. Furthermore, upon production, you can choose to produce either one instance of each duplicate record, one instance of each duplicate per custodian, or all instances of each duplicate.
Once your documents have been ingested into DISCO, you will be able to review each document (or record) and categorize each by applying tags or placing them into folders. Once you have completed the review and categorization of your documents, you will be ready to create a production. DISCO’s Production feature can be accessed by navigating to the MENU > PRODUCE > Productions.
When you open the Production feature, you will be presented with various options such as naming your production, selecting your criteria (such as all documents tagged responsive but not Attorney-Client or Work-Product), choosing your Bates prefix along with starting Bates number, and adding a Confidentiality stamp. Once these selections have been made, you can either choose to run the production using DISCO defaults or open the Advanced Options section to reveal more choices.
Click on the Show advanced options button to see your additional production options. See Production deduplication for more detailed information.
To further understand how Production Deduplication Levels work, see an example scenario in Production deduplication.
For information on how to create or modify a custom load file, see Production deduplication.
DISCO’s updated Production Duplication Options is available on all databases starting January 8, 2018!