Nicholas Taylor provides expert witness services related to evidence produced from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, other web archive repositories, and public websites. He is commonly engaged to help determine when particular information or web content may have been published, updated, available, or discoverable on the web, as well as to authenticate and interpret archived web content for evidentiary purposes.
His regular full-time employment is as the Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy and Services at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. In this role, he oversees IT research and development efforts focused on digital repository services, applied information science, and system operations.
Prior to Los Alamos National Laboratory, he managed and supported digital library, digital preservation, library technology, and web archiving programs at Stanford Libraries, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library. He possesses an M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations adopted collaboration tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Google Drive, among others. These tools made hybrid and remote work possible and are a central feature of intra-office communication. Employees are generating more written content than ever before, but organizations may overlook the litigation risk or the practical […]
A key question for trial lawyers is when web content appeared online. Gaps in organizational recordkeeping, turnover in digital systems, and reliance on cloud services make historical web content particularly susceptible to loss. Web archives such as the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (IAWM) as well as other available free tools make it possible for litigators […]