A paper entitled Digitizing the World’s Laws: Authentication and Preservation, was given by Claire M. Germain at the 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, held 10-15 August 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Here is the abstract:
Many countries now provide online access to statutes, codes, regulations, court decisions, and international agreements. Digital law issues that have emerged include authentication of official legal information and preservation for long term access, particularly for born digital legal information which has no paper equivalent. This article is part of a chapter forthcoming in “International Legal Information Management Handbook” (Ashgate 2010).