Posts Tagged: Legislative information systems

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 »

Moore on OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — has posted OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Moore discusses OpenGovernment.org, a new, free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service for… Read more »

New Discussion: Should Legal Informatics Technologies Be Open Source?

A new discussion of the question: Should Legal Informatics Technologies Be Open Source? is currently underway. The conversation was begun by Grant Vergottini of Xcential Group, with a new post at the Legix.info blog entitled To Go Open Source or Not? In that post, Mr. Vergottini poses two questions: Which data models should be used… Read more »

Casellas, Vallbé, and Bruce: From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information

Núria Casellas, Joan-Josep Vallbé, and Thomas R. Bruce — a member of our community — all of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, will present a paper entitled From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information, at OGK 2011: The AAAI Fall Symposium on Open… Read more »

Hoekstra on the MetaLex Document Server: Version Control and Linked Data for Statutes and Regulations

Dr. Rinke Hoekstra of the University of Amsterdam’s Leibniz Center for Law has posted The MetaLex Document Server, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Dr. Hoekstra describes the technology of the MetaLex Document Server, a new service that provides free public access to… Read more »

JURIX 2011: Accepted Papers

Accepted papers have been announced for JURIX 2011: The International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, to be held 14-16 December 2011, at the University of Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics, in Vienna, Austria. Several papers concern government information systems.

Rickard-Clarke on Access to Justice and Legal Information in Ireland

Commissioner Patricia T. Rickard-Clarke of the Law Reform Commission of Ireland has published The Irish Legal System, Law Libraries and Legal Information: Access to Justice: Accessibility, Legal Information Management, 11(3), 159-164 (2011). Here is the abstract: Patricia T Rickard-Clarke writes on the complex issues relating to access to justice for the citizens of Ireland. Her… Read more »

A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law

My new post, entitled A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law, has been published at Slaw.ca, Canada’s online legal magazine. The post — which highlights work by several members of our community — summarizes recent developments in free access to law, open legal government data, eParticipation, and legislative information systems, as well as… 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 »