Posts Tagged: John Sheridan

Legislation.gov.uk Wins UK Public Sector Digital Award

Legislation.gov.uk, the UK’s official free and open online legislative service, has won the UK Public Sector Digital Award for “Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise,” according to a 20 January 2012 announcement on The National Archives Website. Please join me in congratulating John Sheridan, creator and administrator of Legislation.gov.uk, and a member of our… Read more »

Please Participate in Survey About Legislation.gov.uk

Please consider participating in a user survey respecting Legislation.gov.uk, the official, free online source for UK statutes. The survey is available on the main Legislation.gov.uk site — from the “Survey” tab on right screen — or directly here. The deadline for participating in the survey is 30 September 2011. According to Legislation.gov.uk‘s creator, John Sheridan… Read more »

Deutscher EDV Gerichtstag 2011: Sheridan Paper, Materials, and Tweets

Some materials from Deutscher EDV Gerichtstag 2011 — major e-Government and legal informatics conference for German-speaking countries — held 21-23 September 2011 in Saarbrücken, Germany, are now available. The program included a paper by John Sheridan of The National Archives (UK) and Legislation.gov.uk — and a member of our community — entitled Freie Daten für… Read more »

Quora Discussion: Version Control for Legislation

An interesting discussion — among members of our community — of version control for legislation in digital formats took place this past week on Quora. Ari Hershowitz of Tabulaw (GovLoop profile here) began the discussion. Contributors to the discussion included Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute (GovLoop profile here), Marci Harris of POPVOX (GovLoop… Read more »

Sheridan on Legislation.gov.uk

John Sheridan, Head of e-Services and Strategy at The [UK] National Archives — and a member of our community — has posted Legislation.gov.uk, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Sheridan describes the origins and functionality of Legislation.gov.uk, the innovative new official legislative… Read more »

The New Legislation.gov.uk: Legislation as Open Linked Data

John L. Sheridan of the UK National Archives and his team have released Legislation.gov.uk, which presents UK legislation as Linked Data, and provides free public access — including bulk access via RESTful API — to UK legislation and legislative metadata in a range of formats, including XML. Legislation.gov.uk includes both statutes and statutory instruments. Click… Read more »